Finding books on the shelves
Locating material in the library
To find a book in the library you must first use the library catalogue to see where a book is shelved and whether it is available for borrowing.
New books are placed by a subject code and number
Books purchased from 2011 onwards are placed in a new section on floor 3. There, the books are placed according to a subject code (SAB system) and a number consisting of YEAR + number (Shelf Dd 2016:2)
In this example from the library catalogue you can see that the library holds three copies of the book -- two copies shelved at Dd 2016:2 and another copy in the course reference collection (Kursreferens)
Shelf Dd 2016:2
You can find this book by locating the Dd shelf in the new section. On the Dd shelf, the books are sorted by year and a number - Dd 2016:2
Course reference books
The copy in the course reference collection is placed on the course reference shelf in room 1E225 on floor 2.
A TIP! To see where a shelf is located, click on Floor 3, See map, and a map with a pointer will open.
Books from 2010 and older are placed by a subject code and in alphabetic order
To find this book you must go to the Qaa shelf in the "old section" on floor 2. On the Qaa shelf, the books are sorted in alphabetic order. You can see if a book is sorted on the author or title by looking on what's on top in the library catalogue. In this example, the book is sorted on the author - Weil.