Campus Services

Library System


UOL Libraries uses the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system to organize books. This system arranges books according to a book’s primary subject and assign each book a unique call number used to locate the book on the shelf.  This method of organizing makes it easier to find books that may fit into several majors or departments.

Finding Items in the Library
What is Call Numbers?

Each library item (book, video, DVD) has its own unique identifying number, or Call Number. This number reflects the subject of the item. A call number is like an address that gives the location where the item can be found in the library. The following will show you how to read call numbers, so you will be able to find materials in the UOL Libraries System. 

Reading DDC Call Numbers

Books are organized numerical order of the decimal number. For books that have the same decimal number, the second line/portion of the call number is then placed in alphabetical order.

How to get books:

  •   Search for books in the following order
  • To locate a book on the shelves you need to know DDC and Author mark retrieve a specific title, e.g.;

Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, David
DDC:   530
Author Mark:   HAL-F
Year:    2001

  • Go to the stack area and select your required books
  • Books are arranged according to the DDC Scheme
  • After the selection of books, you may get books issued from the Circulation Counter



All registered users are entitled to borrow books. Lending privileges differ for various categories. Please enquire at the Circulation desk. To borrow books, please give your library membership card at the Circulation desk. 


Trained and highly qualified staff is available to provide reference services from the entire online research databases. Users may satisfy their queries through telephone or e-mail at the following address: 

Reader Advisory

The library staff facilitates a wide range of presentations for library users, thus enabling users to exploit the library to its maximum potential. These presentations educate users to get easy access to online databases for literature searching. Presentations for small groups can also be arranged on request.

Photocopy and Scanning Services

Photocopy facility has been made available for readers to make copies from Reference Books and Journals etc. Limited scanning facility is available within the library; however, the services of professional scanning can be availed from the copier shops.

Research/Publishing Consultation

An individual research consultation with a research librarian is also available by appointment to students, researchers, and faculty. Our liaison librarian will also provide you the guidance about scholarly publishing. We also invite experts in various fields for specialized research sessions to discuss their research projects. 

Library Clearance

The result of students/ transcript will not declare/ issued unless they got clearance from the library. 
Clearance from the library for leaving students will be required and shall be granted after checking the record of the library regarding the following:

  • Whether any book is outstanding in the user’s account
  • Any fine is payable by the student.
  • Any legal action pending against students. 
  • Other Library Members will have to clear their “Library Accounts” to have Library Clearance by returning all the borrowed book/s or library materials.
  • Library Clearance shall be given only by the Librarian.