Quick Tips for new students

Understanding Call Numbers

Have you ever wondered how library books and journals are assigned their places on the shelves?

callnos1NTU Library, like many major academic libraries in the world, uses the Library of Congress Classification for call numbers. This system uses a combination of letters and numbers to arrange materials by subjects. Therefore, you can often find several helpful books on the same shelf, or nearby.

Using our Library Catalogue, enter any subject heading  under the “subject field” to retrieve all books classified under that heading.

The borrowing limit for Undergraduates is 20 books at a time. The loan period is 28 days. You may renew your loan online, up to a maximum of 6 times. RBR (Reserve books) can only be borrowed for 2 hours.

Bibliographies Made Easy


EndNote is a bibliographic management software that enables you to create a bibliography or a list of references for writing your paper, thesis or final year projects. The software can generate and format your bibliography in your choice of citation styles (i.e. MLA, APA, etc) instantly.

We provide this software FREE specially to students and staff.


The librarians also compiled resources and how to Guides to get you started :-