What are Reference books?
Answered By: Diarmuid Kennedy Last Updated: Aug 05, 2015 Views: 27
Some books within the library cannot be borrowed (usually dictionaries, encyclopaedias etc.). These types of books tend to be used for checking information rather than for reading cover to cover - hence they are kept in the library. To ensure access some heavily used books in Short Loan may also be Reference.
Below is an example of how a Reference book appears on QCat (the library catalogue):