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British Literature

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Book Collections

Print books are shelved upstairs in the Library by subject area. Each book has a label attached to the spine with an alphanumeric code, known as the call number The following suggests the call number ranges for this class:

PR: English Literature
1 - 56: Literary history and criticism
57 - 78: Criticism
111 - 116: Women authors
125 - 138.5: Relations to other literatures and countries
171 - 488: Critical and historical works
500 - 614: Critical and historical works: Poetry
621 - 744: Critical and historical works: Drama
750 - 890: Critical and historical works: Novel
901 - 907.2: Oratory
908: Diaries
911 - 918: Letters
921 - 928: Essays
931 - 938: Wit and humor
951 - 981: Folk literature
1098 - 1369: Collections of English literature
1490 - 1799: Anglo-Saxon literature
1803 - 2165: Anglo-Norman period. Early English. Middle English
2199 - 3195: English Renaissance (1500-1640)
3291 - 3785: 17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)
3991 - 5990: 19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900
6000 - 6049: 1900 - 1960
6050 - 6076: 1961 - 2000
6100 - 6126: 2001 -
8309 - 9680: Provincial, local, etc.

The Library has six eBook collections from NC Live. You can access these collections off-campus using your email username and password. The collections most relevant for your needs are:

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Book Services

You have several options if we do not own a book you need.

Not sure which option you should choose? Call us during the day at (910) 410-1752 or during the night at (910) 410-1753 for advice from a librarian. Email us anytime at libref@richmondcc.edu.