Browse Physics Books
The library collection is arranged by call numbers which allow browsing by searching and browsing by subject. So if a catalog search reveals books or journals of interest, check the titles shelved on either side which will be on similar or related topics (to browse virtually, click the call number link). If you are physically browsing the collection, physics titles are located on the 1st floor in the following call numbers:
QC1-75 General Physics
QC120-168.85 Descriptive and experimental mechanics
QC170-197 Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, solid state physics (and condensed matter physics).
QC221-246 Acoustics. Sound
QC350-467 Optics. Light
QC474-496.9 Radiation physics (General)
QC501-766 Electricity and magnetism
QC770-798 Nuclear and particle physics
QC801-809 Geophysics. Cosmic physics
QC851-999 Meteorology. Climatology
Finding Books at OSU
Find books at OSU Libraries in three easy steps.
- Enter your topic in the search box.
- Use the facets on the left-hand side of the page to choose "book" as the content type you want to see.
- Write down the call number so you can go get the book off the shelf.
- Check out the book at the checkout desk using your OSU ID
Use Summit to Find Books in Oregon & Washington
If you can't find OSU books that meet your needs, use the Summit catalog to find books in other academic libraries in both Oregon and Washington. When you find items that you want to borrow, click the purple "REQUEST from Summit" or "REQUEST from Interlibrary Loan" button. Follow the prompts to complete the borrowing request.
You will be notified via email when the item is available for pickup at the Valley Library.