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Where in the library...
...can you find a specific book?
At UCT Libraries, books are organized according to subject. Each subject (and sub-subject) is assigned a number. This number, which can be called a call number or a shelf number, is like a street address for a book. At UCT Libraries, because we use the Dewey Decimal System, this number can also be called the Dewey Number.
Here is where you will find the different Shelf Numbers in the Chancellor Oppenheimer (Main) Library:
001-359 Upper level terrace starting next to Park 'n Read
360-799 Upper level North, Undergraduate Wing
800-999 Lower level (down the spiral stairs)
As an undergraduate student you can loan 6 books for 7 days. These can be renewed three times, unless they have been requested by another borrower.
Essay Writing Books
They are mostly in the basement (down the spiral staircase).
Featuring real texts and examples of student writing, this practical book guides the undergraduate student through the process of effectively using reading in their essays. It covers - selecting what to read, how to quote, paraphrase and summarise sources, through to spotting and correcting mistakes in the final essay. (from www.amazon.com)