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Computer Science - Finding books in the library: Introduction

The Mathematics and Computer Science Library​

   המדריך בעברית

Your guide to library orientation, finding books, and some textbook recommendations

קישורים מהירים

   קטלוג HUfind
   ACM Digital Library
   O’Reilly for Higher Education
   מאגר בחינות
   LyX (מדריך)

Library staff

 Mathematics & CS Library website  

The library staff

 Phone no. 65-84379


Library Administrator:

Library staff:

Finding items in the HUfind catalog

  1. First, search for the book in the HUfind catalog
  2. Conifrm it is available in our library and check its shelf number
  • If it's available - bring it from the shelf
  • If it isn't available - place an order in the HUfind catalog


Library's shelf numbers

The library's classification system is unique to the library and aimed at the specific needs of its users.

Each number represents a subject:
The Computer Science classification was based on the 1964 ACM Computing Classification System. Our numbers run between 210-282.
For example: The books on artificial intelligence are classified as 236.

After the number are 2 letters of the 1st author's name

252.5 Kl45

Represents a book on algorithms whose author's name starts with KL

This guide is to the library's classification system and includes library recommendations in each field.

  Mathematics books are marked on the spine of the item with a white strip.
  Computer Science books are marked on the spine of the item with a green strip.
  Reserved (overnight) books are marked with an additional yellow strip.


In each subject, after the books by authors, are the following types of publications:

  • Collections of articles    (marked as "Coll.")
  • Seminars    (marked as "Sem.")
  • Symposia    (marked as "Symp.")

Other classification systems

ACM Computing Classification System

LCSH: Library of Congress authorities

Subject Authority (NLI interface)

Other guides