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Philosophy: Books

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Loan Periods

Books in the Library have different loan periods:

  • 1 Day Loan
  • 3 Day Loan
  • Standard (borrower category dependent)

More information on borrowing books can be found at:

James Hardiman Library Borrowing


Philosophy Books

Books relating to Philosophy are mainly located on Floor 1. Some books are located in Closed Access and can be requested. E-books can also be accessed via the library catalogue.

Reference Works

Dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference works can be an invaluable starting point for your research or study. Print reference works for Philosophy are mainly located in Humanities and Social Sciences Reference on Floor 1.

Examples of useful online reference works for Philosophy include: 

How to Find a Book


From the Special Collections

Divini Platonis Opera opmnia quae extant. (Lvgdvni : apvd F. le Preux. 1590). Henry Library

From the Highlights from our Special Collections Booklet

More Information on Books

Guide to the Dewey Decimal System

Our books are catalogued using the Dewey Decimal System. Our guide to this classification scheme will help you to identify the shelf numbers for your specific subject area.