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Geography: Books & eBooks

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 the instructions for Preferred Searches and email alerts here. 


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?

Books for Geography at UCC Library

UCC Library uses the 'Dewey Decimal' system. Geography books can be found on all floors of the Library. Use the Library Catalogue to locate books. Some useful numbers include:

  • Geology                            550-551   
  • Climatology                       551.6       
  • Human Geography             304.2       
  • Economic Geography         330.9       
  • Urban Geography               307.76     
  • Political Geography            320.1       
  • Physical Geography           910              
  • Historical Geography          911          

You can search the catalogue here:


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


or browse by subject:


Most of UCC Library's eBooks can be located through the Library catalogue. A 'view online' link is provided to the eBook, example:


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

Online Reference Books

Research Tools include World Atlas, a Comparison tool and World Data Analyst

Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections is home to UCC's unique collections of literary manuscripts, early printed books pre-1850, books from presses, collections donated from individuals, 18th - 20th century newspapers, theses, maps, pamphlets and microfilm. See the Special Collections Library Guide.

Check the Special Collections' website to learn more about specific holdings at Special Collections, UCC Library including impressive examples of historical maps.