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Agriculture & Food Science: Books

essential books, journals and other key academic resources

Where in the Library?

Our main print collection in Agriculture and Food Science is located on Levels 3 and 4 of the James Joyce Library, with complementary collections in our Health Sciences Library and the Veterinary Medicine Library.

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Dewey Shelfmark Nos. Books & Journals

Chemistry 530

Physics 540

Geology 550

Biology  570

Ecology, Hydrobiology 574

Cell Biology, Genetics 576

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology 577

Botany 580

Zoology 590

Animal Science 630

Animal Husbandry 630

Crops 631.51

Forestry 634.9

Horticulture 635

Wildlife Management 639.9

Food Science 660

Short Loan & 4-Hour Collections

Short Loan Collection

The Short Loan Collection (SLC) contains multiple copies of books in demand, or on reading lists and can only be borrowed for 48 hours.

4-Hour Collection

The 4-Hour Loan collection contains items that are in very high demand at certain times of the year. You can borrow and take these books anywhere in the Library, but they cannot be taken out of the Library building.

Development Studies Library Collection - Level 3 James Joyce Library

development studies

Located on Level 3 James Joyce Library. A specialist collection for the study of development, agriculture, rural development, humanitarian action, one health, food poverty and more.

Special Collections

Special Collections

Special Collections contains unique book, archival and manuscript collections. UCD students and staff, and external users can consult the collections in the Special Collections reading room. Special Collections is located on Level 1 of the James Joyce Library.

Print Books

Books and eBooks are listed in OneSearch The following is a sample of core Stage One Textbooks we hold. 

eBook Collections

Online Reference Works