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Physics and Engineering Physics

Borrowing From Other Libraries

If the Queen's Library does not own a book that interests you, you can request it through RACER, our interlibrary loan system, or recommend it for purchase. Queen's students and faculty may borrow books from other Ontario libraries. See our "Reciprocal Borrowing" guide for details.

Finding Books and E-books in QCAT

Use Omni, the library catalogue and search engine, to find books, e-books, proceedings and other materials:

Browsing the Stacks

Books about physics are located in the QC section. Oversized books are shelved in the Folio section. Major QC subclasses include:

QC1-75 General physics
QC81-114 Weights and measures
QC120-168 Descriptive and experimental mechanics
QC170-197 Atomic physics
QC221-246 Acoustics. Sound
QC251-338 Heat

- QC310-319

- Thermodynamics
QC350-457 Optics. Light
QC474-496 Radiation physics (General)
QC501-776 Electricity and magnetism
QC770-798 Nuclear and particle physics
QC801-908 Geophysics. Cosmic physics.
811-849 Geomagnetism
851-999 Meteorology. Climatology


Conference Proceedings

AIP Conference Proceedings
The Library owns various volumes in the AIP Conference Proceedings series. check Omni for holdings.