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Theatre & Communication Arts: Find Books

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The following Library of Congress classifications may be useful when browsing the shelves at the Library. Materials for Theatre & Communication Arts are located on the top floor of the library.


Library of Congress Call Number Areas:

PN1530 the monologue
PN1551 the dialogue
PN1560-1560 the Performing arts. Show business
PN1585-1589 Centers for the performing arts
PN1600-3307 Drama
PN1635-1650 Relataion to, and treatment of, special subjects
PN1660-1693 Technique of dramatic coposition
PN1720-1861 History
PN1997-1997.85 Plays, scenarios, etc.
PN2000-3307 Dramatic representation
PN2061-2071 Art of acting
PN2085-2091 the stage and accessories
PN2131-2193 By period
PN2131-2145 Ancient
PN2152-2160 Medieval
PN2171-2179 Renaissance
PN2181-2193 Modern
PN3151-3171 Amateur theater
PN3175-3191 College and School theatricals

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Search the Catalog

You can find books in Wardman Library by searching the online Catalog.




When searching the online catalog, a basic search will let you search by keyword, title, author, subject or call number. An advanced search will let you search by a combination of these fields, as well as by format, language, location, and date.

Finding Books the Library Doesn't Own

LINK+ is a consortium of over 50 public and academic libraries in California and Nevada. Whittier College patrons can electronically request an item not available in Wardman Library and have it is delivered to them in 2-4 days. The service is free and extremely convenient. The loan period is 21 days with one renewal. Go to our Link+ page to get started and follow the prompts below:

  • Search for the book by Title, Keyword, Subject etc. and select “Submit.”
  • If your title is available you will be able to select “Request this Item.”
  • Follow the prompts to enter your name and barcode number located on the back of your student ID.
  • Items arrive in the library in about 2 to 4 days and will be held for up to 10 days. The loan period is 21 days with one renewal. The late fees are $1/day. 

If the item you are searching for is not available through LINK+, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.