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Print book collection

DBS Library has a print collection of over 40,000 items.

The print collection is comprised of a Reference Collection and a Main Lending Collection.

Loantypes for books in the main lending collection includes 3-day loan, 1-week loan and 2-week loan.

Search for books

The search box above searches for both books and eBooks


On the search results page choose a Holding Library under the Refine Your Search options to limit your results to either books or eBooks

Choose Aungier Street for books

Choose eLibrary for eBooks

Steps to find a print book

Use the search box above to search our collection of books.

Click on a title in the results list to see more details including a book description.


Take note of these to find the book:

  • Bay number
  • Call number


Main Lending bays are numbered from 1 - 16


A is assigned to the front of a bay

B is assigned to the back of a bay

A call number (or class number) is applied to the spine of each book and books are ordered on the shelves by this call number.

The first three letters of the author's surname are added to the call number.

For example 006.312 is a call number for data mining and would be followed by HAN for the author Han, Jiawei

This means books about the same subject will have the same call number and will be shelved together.

Recently acquired print books

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Recommend a Book

Before making a book recommendation please use the search box above to check we do not already own the title or have it on order

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DBS Library welcomes your comments and suggestions about our catalogue records and how to improve them.