A good way to find out whether the details you seek are located in a book. Search previews of books and some full text of out-of-copyright titles; search terms are highlighted in results.
|11-14||Study and Teaching, Research|
|16-20||Special Teaching Methods and Aids|
|40||Handbooks, Manuals, etc.|
|71-90||Instruments and Machines|
|75.5-76.95||Electronic Computers, Computer Science|
|99||Miscellany and Curiosa|
|101-145||Elementary Mathematics, Arithmetic|
|184-205||Linear and Multilinear Algebra, Matrices|
|211-218||Theory of Equations|
|331-355||Theory of Functions|
|601-608||Transformations, Correspondences, and General Methods for Algebraic Configurations|
|641-660||Projective Differential Geometry|
To find a book on the Library shelves you will need to know its call number. Call numbers are printed on the spine of the book and are also listed in the Library Catalogue. They tell you where the book is located in the library.
The University of Canterbury library, like most academic libraries, uses the Library of Congress Classification system. In this system, the call numbers start with letters of the alphabet.
Read the call number line by line:
This diagram explains how Library of Congress call numbers work on the library shelves:
(This image was produced by librarians at the University of Maryland Libraries (User Education Services), College Park, MD.)