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Library Survival Guide: Find Books

To provide you with an overview of basic library services and where things are located.

classification schemes table

What classification schemes are used in our Library?

Starting from 2019, we use Library of Congress Classification (LC) for new library materials. Before this, several other classification schemes were used as shown in the table below. 



New materials

since May 2019

Old materials



Library of Congress Classification (LC)


Dewey Decimal Classification



Lai Classification Scheme 賴永祥《中國圖書分類法》

Chinese Library Classification《中國圖書館分類法》


Video - locating the book on shelf

How to locate book in the Library ?


Video - transfer and hold book

How to hold / transfer a book ? 


Held Book Delivery Service