Answered By: Lydia Matheson Last Updated: 03 Feb, 2017 Views: 110
Yes - there is a system. We explain this in the Like Your Library Live sessions. If you have missed your session, please feel free to attend any other one, or just go and speak to a member of staff in the Library to ask for help.
The books are organised by subject on the second and third floors of the Library according to their Dewey Decimal Classification number - this is a number followed by letters to identify the exact location of the book on the shelves. Once you have looked the book up using Library SmartSearch (see video above), you will need to check if the book is available (or currently out on loan) and make a precise note of all the Dewey numbers and all the letters to find the book.
- Search for the book on Library SmartSearch
- Check whether the book is 'Available' - if available follow the steps as below, if not, select 'Reserve' so that you can get hold of it, once it has been returned
- Write down the class number carefully including all numbers and letters
- Check which floor that class number is on (see posters in the Library)
- Check which row on that floor that class number is on (see posters in the Library)
- Go to the row and look for the book (see the signage on the end of each row for precise details)
You can also find guidance on finding books in the LibGuide for your subject.
- Please note that the short loan books which are available to borrow for 24 hours, are kept in the Short Loan and Reservations area on the Ground Floor.
- E-books can be accessed online via your University username and password.
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