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CIHE & CBCC Library

Book Collection

Book collection includes English and Chinese books, and conference proceedings. The stitch-bound books and some less frequently used books are housed in closed stacks. Library users may search for these books on the OPAC and request them at the Circulation Counter. The majority of books in the Library can be checked out for a loan period according to the borrowing regulations.

Collections in western languages are classified according to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) Scheme which groups together all materials of the same subject. Materials are shelved in numerical order by main class and by alphabetical order of the author’s code, followed by publication date, volume number and copy number.

Example: Dual language education / Lindholm-Leary, Kathryn J.

370.1175
Main class
LIND
Author code
2001
Publication date
v.2
Volume number
c.2
Copy number
The oriental language collection is classified according to Lai’s Classification Scheme which groups together all materials of the same subject. Materials are shelved in numerical order by main class and the author’s code, followed by the publication date, volume number and copy number.

Example: 平面廣告設計: 視覺傳達與美術 / 何耀宗

901
Main class
2193
Author code
2004
Publication date
v.2
Volume number
c.2
Copy number

Some call numbers include a location code prefix indicating where the items are shelved. The  location codes used in the Library are:

AV
Audio-Visual Collection
LC
Language Centre Collection
REF
Reference Collection
S
Journals Collection
TR
Teachers’ Reference