What do the prefixes mean on the shelfmarks in the Medical and Biomedical Libraries

Answered By: Alex McIlroy
Last Updated: May 08, 2017     Views: 65

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.

Medical 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.

Biomedical Library

  • In the Biomedical Library, the pamphlets are shelved together after the standard loan books.
  • Reference books are shelved separately and can be found opposite the Borrower Services Desk.

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