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Theatre: Books & eBooks

Books for Theatre at UCC Library

UCC Library uses the 'Dewey Decimal' system. Some of the main classification numbers of relevance to Theatre  include:

790 Recreational & performing arts
791 Public performances
792 Stage presentations
812 American drama in English
822 English drama
822.9 Irish drama

The majority are held on the Q+3 floor. Use the Library Catalogue to locate books.

You can search the catalogue here:

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?


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, for example:


It is also possible to search e-book databases.  E-book databases relevant for Drama & Theatre Studies include:

Online Reference Works

Top reference resources for Theatre: