Answered By: Helen Duffy
Last Updated: 15 Jun 2017     Views: 117

  • Use the catalogue to search for books and DVDs on your topic
  • On the Library home page enter your keywords in the catalogue or UCanFind search box
  • A list of titles will display
  • Read through the list of titles and click on the title of those that may be useful.  A full record will appear, often showing a table of contents
  • Check the Location, Call No. and Status of the item
  • Location - All items are housed in one building (building 8) but are in different collections.  The most  common locations are

·       UC Library General – located on levels C & D

·       UC Short Loan 3 hour – located on level B

·         UC Short Loan 3 day – located on level B

·       UC Library General 7 day – located on levels C & D

·       UC Library Thesis – located on level D

·       UC Library Child lit – located on level D

·       UC Library Rareclosed collection (ask at Information & Loans Desk)

·       Lu Rees General – closed collection (ask at Information & Loans Desk)

  • Call number  –  General loan items with a call number range A-M are housed on level C and N-Z are on level D.  Items with a call number beginning with J and K are housed on level D (These are books with subjects on government and law).
  • Status  –  If the status is AVAILABLE go to the shelf, retrieve the book and borrow it. If there is a DUE date you have the option of placing a Request on the item
  • E-books – click on the link in the full record under 'Connect to:'

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