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Modern Languages: Finding Books

Useful shelf-marks

The most common shelf-marks for Modern Languages are:

PC2001-PC3761 = French Language
PQ1-PQ3999 = French literature

PB1201-PB1449 = Irish Language & Literature

PC5001-PC5498 = Portuguese Language
PQ9000-PQ9999 = Portuguese literature

PC4001-PC4977 = Spanish Language
PQ6001-PQ8929 = Spanish literature

P306-P310 = Translating and interpreting

You will find the main section on Floor 2.  Recommended books will also be found in Short Loan on the Ground Floor of the McClay Library.

Where can I find books about my subject in the McClay Library?

Books & E-Books

When you do a search on QCat Library Catalogue all the results are displayed, books are denoted by the following symbol

and e-books are denoted by the following symbol

You can find out more about e-books at QUB here.


Recommend a book

Click on the "Book suggestion" image to access the book suggestion formReading list books

The library makes every effort to hold the key texts that are on reading lists for your modules.

If there are books on your module reading list which you cannot find in the Library Catalogue, please let the library know: fill in our book form or email your subject librarian.

Books not on reading lists 
The library also considers purchasing suggestions for books which are not on module reading lists. If you'd like to recommend a book for the library collection, please email your subject librarian.
If you only need to consult a book briefly, requesting it from another library via the Inter-Library Loans service could be the quickest option.

Finding Books

Finding Book Chapters

Understanding shelf-marks

Each book has a shelf-mark, which is a combination of letters and numbers. Break this down into sections to make it easier to find the book you are looking for.


Just ask at one of the Enquiry Desks if you can't find what you are looking for - we are here to help.