Catalogue & Classification


The Catalogue

All books on the open shelves in the Library are catalogued on the Oxford University Union Catalogue, SOLO - Search Oxford Libraries Online. This catalogue also contains the catalogues of the Bodleian, the faculties, and many other Oxford libraries. It can be consulted from any computer by using your Oxford single sign-on. 

The Classification

The Library uses the Bliss Bibliographic Classification.

A - Philosophy and Mathematics B - Physics and Engineering
C - Chemistry D - Geology
E - Biology and Biochemistry F - Botany
G - Zoology H - Medicine
I - Psychology J - Education
K - Sociology and Anthropology L - General History
M - European History N - American History
O - African and Asian History P - Theology
Q - Socialism and Sociology R - Politics
S - Law T - Economics
U - Agriculture V - Fine Art and Music
W - Linguistics X - Languages
Y - English Z - Oxford and Bibliography

Further details on this scheme can be found at this website