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Material Categories

Material Categories

Type of Material Location Loan? In iDiscover? How to obtain

Books (classes A-T and 4)

Open shelf - Reading Room or Reference Area

Yes

Yes

Look on the shelf - a copy of classification scheme available for reference and on intranet

Books (classes A-T and 4)

Apply Librarian

Yes

Yes

Complete blue request slip

Books (classes 1-13)

Open shelf - Reference Area

No

Yes

Look on shelf

Journal - bound

Periodicals Room or Apply Librarian1

No

Yes (no exact location)

Consult Periodicals Holdings file for location

Journal - recent issue

Periodicals Room2

No

Yes (no exact location)

Shelved in alphabetical order of title

Journal - current issue

Rack in Reference Area3

No

Yes (no exact location); daily list

Stored in alphabetical order of title

Series

Periodicals Room

Yes

Yes

Shelved in series number order

Pamphlets and Official Publications

Apply Librarian

Yes

Yes

Complete a blue request slip

Photocopies of articles and book chapters

Apply Librarian

Yes

Many, or look in card catalogue under author for older material

Complete a blue request slip

Material on temporary loan

Apply Librarian

varies

No - list on intranet

Complete blue request slip

Undergraduate dissertations

Apply Librarian

No

Yes; do a keyword anywhere phrase search on "dissertation tripos", or by author, date, etc. Also still on cards, up to 2002, under Cambridge...

Complete blue request slip

M.Phil. Dissertations

Apply Librarian

No

Yes; do a keyword anywhere phrase search on "dissertation environment / gis / quaternary" as appropriate, or by author, etc. Also still on cards up to 2002.

Complete blue request slip

PhD theses

Not held here

No

Yes

Ask in UL Manuscripts Room

Reading Lists

Hard copies not held

No

No; on intranet under relevant course information

Look on intranet

Tripos papers

Apply Librarian

No

No - not catalogued

Ask at Issue Desk

CD ROM, floppy disks from books and videos

Apply Librarian

Yes

No - listed on the intranet

Ask at Issue Desk

1 - except 'Economic and Political' Weekly - ask for as kept in office.

  • Books must be re-shelved when finished with.
  • Closed access material must be returned to the Issue Desk.
  • Periodicals and Reference Material may only be removed with the EXPRESS permission of Library staff. Anyone caught doing otherwise will be subject to a fine or other disciplinary action. They will also activate the alarm.