Theatre & Dance

Call Numbers for Theater and Dance

To find books in theater and dance on the library shelves, it is best to search for your subject (e.g. "acting Shakespeare") in the library catalog (Mirlyn).

PN 2000-3307 Dramatic representation. The theater

PN 2061-2071 Art of acting

PN 2085-2091 The stage and accessories

PN 2131-2193 By period

PN 2131-2145 Ancient

PN 2152-2160 Medieval

PN 2171-2179 Renaissance

PN 2181-2193 Modern

PN 2219.3-3030 Special regions or countries

PN 3035 The Jewish theater

PN 3151-3171 Amateur theater

PN 3175-3191 College and school theatricals

PN 3203-3299 Tableaux, pageants, "Happenings," etc. 

If the Thompson Library Does Not Have a Book You Need

We have two options for getting a book you need that we don't have in our collection:

First: you can check to see if it is available on the Ann Arbor campus by changing the "Search in" box in the Library Catalog (Mirlyn) to "UM-Ann Arbor Libraries." If it is available there, you can request that it be sent here for you to check out using Get This.

If it's not available in Ann Arbor you can place an Interlibrary Loan request. This means that the book will come from a participating library elsewhere in the United States.

Links to further information and instructions on how to use these services are provided below.

Reading a Library of Congress Call Number

This video will explain how Library of Congress Classification works in order to aid you when locating books within the Thompson Library.

Visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline for more information.

Chat with a Librarian

Quick Links

Your Librarian

Laura Friesen

314 Thompson Library

Send an email to Laura: