What do the prefixes mean on the shelfmarks in the Medical and Biomedical Libraries
Answered By: Alex McIlroy Last Updated: May 17, 2016 Views: 28
Some books in the Medical and Biomedical Libraries have a prefix before the shelfmark.
The prefix p/ indicates that the item is a pamphlet, usually of less than 100 pages. Pamphlets are available for borrowing in the same way as standard loan items.
The prefix R/ indicates the book is for reference use only in the library and cannot be borrowed or removed from the library.
- The pamphlet collection is shelved separately in the Marshall Room. This room is located opposite the Borrower Services Desk.
- The reference collection is located to the right of the entrance to the Student Computer Centre, close to the Borrower Services Desk.
- In the Biomedical Library, the pamphlets are shelved together after the standard loan books.
- Reference books are shelved separately and can be found in the cash uploader area behind the Borrower Services Librarian's office.