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The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library


A guide for finding books, articles, and other resources on the topic of physics

Books in Physics to Get Started

Books You Can Check Out - Browse the Stacks

Books you can check out are located in the Main Collection, on the second floor of the library. Your Spartancard is your library card. Check out books at the Circulation Desk.

Using the Library of Congress Classification System, Physics books are located in the QC section:

QC1-999 Physics

QC1-75 General

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

QC310.15-319 Thermodynamics

QC350-467 Optics. Light

QC450-467 Spectroscopy

QC474-496.9 Radiation physics (General)

QC501-766 Electricity and magnetism

QC501-(721) Electricity

QC669-675.8 Electromagnetic theory

QC676-678.6 Radio waves (Theory)

QC701-715.4 Electric discharge

QC717.6-718.8 Plasma physics. Ionized gases

QC750-766 Magnetism

QC770-798 Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity

QC793-793.5 Elementary particle physics

QC794.95-798 Radioactivity and radioactive substances

QC801-809 Geophysics. Cosmic physics

QC811-849 Geomagnetism

QC851-999 Meteorology. Climatology Including the earth's atmosphere

QC974.5-976 Meteorological optics

QC980-999 Climatology and weather

QC994.95-999 Weather forecasting

Check Our Catalog For Books



Use this search box to search the library's online catalog. Find books, DVDs, and electronic books in the library's collection.

Use quick limit "Main" for books you can check out.

Use quick limit "Reference" for reference books that are in-library use only (encylopedias, dictionaries, manuals).


To access E-Books, you must be logged into MyUTampa.

The library provides access to hundreds of eBooks on Physics.To search for eBooks, under "Content Type" choose "book / eBook." Then type in "Physics" in the top field.

We Don't Own It? Try Interlibrary Loan!

You can search for books in other libraries in WorldCat.

If the Macdonald-Kelce Library does not have the book or article you are looking for, we will request the item from another library through Interlibrary Loan.

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