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All Divinity Library books are part of the University's online catalogue: Choose iDiscover (to search all libraries across the University); you can search our holdings from anywhere in the world, or via the computers in the Library. Want help with iDiscover? Please look at http://libguides.cam.ac.uk/idiscover Also, just ask a member of library staff for help.

Books are arranged in the following sections:

Divinity Library, floor plan ground floor

Divinity Library, floor plan, mezzanine

1

Dictionaries, encyclopaedias, grammars, atlases, concordances

8

History since 1600

2

Bible as a whole, plus Bibles & commentaries

9

Christian doctrine, ethics & theology

3

Old Testament 10

Philosophy of religion, social science, science & religion, ethics, literature1

4

Judaism

11

Old section 11 [nothing added to it any more since March 2016]2

5

New Testament

11A-

11S

Islam

6

History to 1600

12

Liturgy & worship, homiletics, ecclesiology

7

Patristics and classical texts

13

Periodicals [cannot be borrowed]

 

 

14

 Bibliographies, librarianship

15

Buddhism2

 

 

16

Hinduism2

 

 

17

Other religions or religious movements2

 

 

18

Comparing religions / dialogues between them / inter-faith1 & 2

 

 

19

Religion & Anthropology, politics, society & gender1

 

 

20

Literary works

 

 

21 Science/ Science and Religion

 

 

22

Art and architecture

 The class mark usually consists of the section number followed by the first few letters of the author’s name, except in Section 1 and for pamphlets where the first 3 letters of the title are used. Commentaries in Section 2 are arranged by series.

 

Since October 2015:

Newly-acquired books have triggered adding a running number to older books. Also, secondary literature is highlighted by the “name of the writer/theologian” (4 letters) plus scholar’s name (3 letters). The volume number within a multi-volume work is captured by using a dot and the number. Where multiple copies of a book exist, these are indicated by the copy number in square brackets.

 

Since May 2016:

1 Newly-acquired books relating to religion & anthropology, politics, society & gender will now go into section 18 and 19, but previously-acquired books are all in section 10.

2 Newly-acquired books relating to Buddhism, Hinduism and other religions or religious movements are being placed in section 15, 16, and 17. However, most previously-acquired books covering these areas are still in section 11.

 

Sub-sections for sections 11, 15, 16, 18 and 19:

Sub-sections for section 17 only:

 

A = general (not clearly any of the below)

A = any religions/movements not covered below

 

B = scriptures or primary texts  ( e.g. holy writings or letters, in any language, incl. English translations)

 

 

C = commentary on, or interpretation of scriptures

C = Confucianism

 

G = Gender studies

 

 

H = historic

K = kami-no-michi / Shintoism

 

L -= Legal aspects / Law

S = Sikhism

 

P = Politics

T = Taoism / Daoism

 

S = Sociology and relating to society and politics

 

 

Y = Psychology

Z = Zoroastrianism

 

20: Literary works

21: Science/ Science and Religion

22: Art and architecture

Sub-sections:

Sub-sections:

Sub-sections:

A = general (not clearly any of the below)

 

B = Biology

B = Buildings

 

C = Chemistry

 

 

E = Ethics, environmentalism

 

 

G= Genetics

 

H = History (e.g. an overview of C19 English literature)

H = History (of science, no strong perspective on TRS)

H = History

N = novels and & forms of narration

M = Medicine

M = monuments (incl. graves)

P = plays, dramas, stage works

P = Physics

S = Sculpture

T = literary theory

R = Science and Religion

T = art theory

V = Verse and poetry

T = Astronomy; Astrophysics; Astrobiology

V = visual arts (paintings, drawings, …)

 

Y = Psychology