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Classmarks & locations guide


To find a book, look it up on Library Search or Classic Catalogue. You need to note the Classmark (e.g. QZ 238.4.M6), Location (e.g. Main Library), and Loan type (e.g. SLC) in order to find it. Use the table below to find out which floor the item is located.

See PDF guide: (PDF Document) Using classmarks – how to find a book

Note: Status information will also help you find out whether the book is available for you to borrow.


Classmarks

Classmark begins Where is it?
A, B, C, D, E Floor 3
F [numbers] e.g., F 1005.B3 Floor 3
F [letters] e.g., F TOW Floor 4, Schools Collection
FL Floor 4, Schools Collection
G Floor 3
H, J Floor 5
K Floor 4
INT Floor 4
M, N Floor 3
Microfilm or Microfiche Floor 2 Extension on mobile shelving
P [letter] e.g. P/A P ARM Floor 4, Schools Collection
P [numbers] e.g. P 711.A6 or PQ 578.D2 Floor 3 (P to PR)
PS
Floor 3 Extension (Mobile shelving)
PT Floor 3 Extension (Mobile shelving)
Q, R, S, T, U, V Floor 2 Extension
Z1-Z9000 Floor 3 Extension (Mobile shelving)
ZA-ZG and ZM-ZP Floor 3 Extension (Mobile shelving)
ZH-ZHY and ZJ Floor 5
ZK Floor 4
ZQ-ZV Floor 2 Extension
000-999 Floor 4, Schools Collection
370-379.9 Floor 4, Education Collection
'41 A', '431 C81', '5195 C937' Floor 4
'6B g20' Modern Records Centre, Special Collections

Location

Location in the Catalogue Where is it?
Arts Periodicals Main Library, Floor 3 extension (Mobile shelving)
BioMed Grid Biomedical Grid
Careers Hub University House, Floor 1 of The Learning Grid
Internet Internet - click the link provided
Learning Grid The Learning Grid, University House
Main Library Main Library on University Road
Main Library Oversize
(Large books)

Main Library. Find out which floor the classmark is on, then use the Library Floor plan to find where the oversize books are kept

Main Library Pamphlet
(Small items)
Main Library. Find out which floor the classmark is on, then use the Library Floor plan to find where the pamphlets are kept
Maths Inst Lib (MI) Mathematics Institute Library
Modern Records Centre Modern Records Centre - behind the Main Library building
Music Scores Main Library, Floor 2 Extension within the microfilm mobile shelving
Reference Main Library. Find out which floor the classmark is on, then use the Library Floor plan to find where the reference books are kept
Schools Collection Main Library, Floor 4
Science Periodicals Main Library, Floor 2 Extension
Short Loan Collection Main Library, Floor 1
Social Sciences Periodicals Main Library, Floor 5
Special Collections Modern Records Centre
Staff Development Collection Teaching Grid
Store, External Store Use the online request form link on the Library Catalogue

Status

Status in the Catalogue   What does it mean? 
Available

The item is not currently on loan and is available to borrow. It should be on the shelf at its location. Alternatively, it may be on one of the reshelving trolleys on the appropriate floor

Recently returned The item was returned within the last 24 hours and will probably be awaiting reshelving on a trolley
DUE 01-04-12 The item is on loan and due back on the date listed. You can reserve a copy by clicking the Request button
DUE 01-04-12 +1HOLD The item is on loan and someone else has reserved it when it is returned
ON HOLDSHELF The item has been reserved and is waiting for someone to collect it 
MISSING The item is missing. You may be able to get a copy from Document Supply

Loan type

Loan type in the Catalogue What does it mean? 
Standard Loan The book can be borrowed for at least two weeks.
For more information, see borrowing
3 Day Loan The item can be borrowed for 3 days
Short Loan Collection The item can be borrowed until 11:00 the following day, or over the weekend if borrowed on a Friday.
For more information, see Short Loans
Grid use only The item can only be used in the Learning Grid
Reference use only The item can only be used in the Library