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Welcome to

Marian University College Library

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Guide to Class Numbers

Books in the library shelves are arranged according the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme (DDC).

The TEN broad classes are numbered 000 to 900 as follows:

Code Description
000 Computer science, information & general works
100 Philosophy & psychology
200 Religion
400 Language
500 Science
600 Technology
700 Arts & recreation
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism
900 History and Geography

Taking CLASS 500 as an example, it is divided into ten sub-classes as shown below:

Code Description
500 Science
510 Mathematics
520 Astronomy
530 Physics
540 Chemistry
550 Earth sciences and Geology
560 Fossils & Pre-historic life
570 Life Sciences; Biology
580 Plants (botany)
590 Animals (zoology)

Important Information

Borrowing and Renewing Books

Undergraduate Students:

Up to 5 books for a maximum of 21 days. Books can be renewed at most 2 times.

Diploma Students:

Up to 3 books for a maximum of 21 days. Books can be renewed at most 2 times.

Certificate Students:

Up to 2 books for a maximum of 21 days. Books can be renewed at most 2 times.

Short Course Students:

Cannot borrow books but can read them in the library.

Teaching Staff:

Up to 10 books for a maximum of 21 days. Books can be renewed at most 2 times.

Non-teaching Staff:

Up to 2 books for a maximum of 21. Books can be renewed at most 2 times.


Reference books and books that have been reserved by teaching staff cannot be borrowed.

New Books:

A list of all new books will be uploaded weekly.