When you find a book of interest, note the location, write down the call number, and check the status. Also look at the subject headings assigned to the book; you might find it useful to click on these headings to find similar books on your topic.
Click here for help understanding book locations and call numbers.
Books in Vassar Library are assigned a call number according to the Library of Congress classification system. The call number consists of a combination of letters and numbers, and is designed so that books on similar topics will be near each other on the shelf and easy to browse.
If you want to browse the collections, call number ranges are as follows:
|QB1 to QB139||General Astronomy|
|QB140 to QB237
||Practical & Spherical Astronomy
|QB275 to QB343
|QB349 to QB421
||Theoretical Astronomy & Celestial Mechanics|
|QB455 to QB456||Astrogeology|
|QB460 to QB466||Astrophysics|
|QB468 to QB490
||Non-optical Methods of Astronomy|
|QB495 to QB903||Descriptive Astronomy
|QB980 to QB991||Cosmogony & Cosmology