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Archaeology: Books & eBooks

Books for Archaeology at UCC Library

UCC Library uses the 'Dewey Decimal' system. 900 is the main general section for History and Geography. Specific subjects are then broken down within the 900s e.g. The main classification number for Archaeology in UCC Library is:

930.1  History of the Ancient World. Books at these numbers are shelved on the Q+3 Floor. 

Other books of interest to Archaeology may be located within sections on Art (700s), Architecture (710s), zoology (590s) etc. depending on the subject matter. 

Use the Library Catalogue to locate books.

f is used to denote a larger (folio) book which won't fit on the main shelves. They will be found in the Folio section - these shelves are clearly marked Folio.

New Books

Would you like to be alerted by email to new books received in the Library in your subject area? Just log into your Library Account on the Library Catalogue and save your search. See instructions for Preferred Searches and email alerts.

Recommend a Book for the Library

You can recommend a book for UCC Library to purchase. Click here and fill out the e-proposal form.

How to Find a Print Book

Use the Library Catalogue to find books and eBooks. Note:
Location: what floor it is on

Call number: where it is shelved - see the book's spine

Status: is it available or currently on loan?


You can choose to search for e-books only on the E-journals & E-books page - see:

Or browse by Subject (choose ebooks) on the same page - see:


Most of UCC Library's eBooks can be located through the Library Catalogue. A 'view online' link is provided to the e-book, example:


It is also possible to do a keyword search e-book databases. E-book databases relevant for Archaeology include:

Online Reference Works

Excavations at Knowth (E-books)

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