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Physics & Astronomy

The branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy/ The branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe.

We organize print books by Library of Congress Call Number - a series of letters and numbers.  Look on the second floor for books covering these topics:

QC is the basic area for Physics

  • QC81-114 Weights and measures
  • QC120-168.85 Descriptive and experimental mechanics
  • QC170-197 Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter Including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and solid state physics
  • QC221-246 Acoustics. Sound
  • QC251-338.5 Heat
  • QC350-467 Optics. Light
  • QC501-766 Electricity and magnetism
  • QC770-798 Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity
  • QC801-809 Geophysics. Cosmic physics
  • QC851-999 Meteorology. Climatology Including the earth's atmosphere

QB is the basic area for Astronomy

  • QB140-237 Practical and spherical astronomy
  • QB275-343 Geodesy
  • QB349-421 Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics
  • QB455-456 Astrogeology
  • QB460-466 Astrophysics
  • QB468-480 Non-optical methods of astronomy
  • QB495-903 Descriptive astronomy
  • QB980-991 Cosmogony. Cosmology


Reference books are resources like encyclopedias and dictionaries that give an overview of a specific topic.  We have both print and electronic reference books for you to use. 

We have many eBooks related to Physics and Astronomy.  The easiest way to locate eBooks is to use PML Search.  Then when you get you get your results limit to eBooks using the limiters on the left hand side of the screen.  Use the search box to the left to get started....

We have lots of videos relating to Physics and Astronomy, both streaming and in DVD format, for you to use.  You can search for these in the catalog and limit your results to Blu-Ray/DVD or Electronic Video Collection.