There are approximately twelve thousand books in the LRC. These are divided into three main areas:
These are "made up" stories. To help you choose a book, they have been categorised into "genres" and colour coded.
The non fiction section is arranged by the Dewey Decimal Classification system. This means that you will be able to find a book by the number on its spine. The numbers start at 000 and go up to 999.99.
To find out more about these systems, visit the Book Classification page.
Reference books include dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, indexes, atlases and maps. These books must always be available for other people to consult. They are shelved with the non fiction books but they have a red label to indicate that they cannot be taken out of the LRC.
The LRC holds a range of magazines and newspapers. These are a good source of up to date information as they are published regularly. They are:
|Art and Performing Arts||Art Review||Monthly||700|
|Business and IT||Business Review||4 x a year||650|
|Computing Which?||6 x a year||004|
|Economics||Economic Review||4 x a year||330|
|Economics Today||4 x a year||330|
|English and Media||E Magazine||4 x a year||420|
|The English Review||4 x a year||420|
|London Review of Books||Fortnightly||420|
|Media Magazine||4 x a year||302.2|
|RSPB Birds||3 x a year||590|
|Languages||Mia (Spanish)||Only back copies held||468|
|Omnibus (Latin)||Only back copies held||970|
|Physics Review||4 x a year||530|
|Planet Earth||4 x a year||910|
|Social Sciences||Psychology Review||4 x a year||150|
|Sociology Review||4 x a year||301|
Videos & DVDs
There is a small but growing number of videos and DVDs in the LRC. They are educationally related resources and might include films, IT and Business case studies and screen adaptations of books studied in English Literature.