What are Reference books?

Answered By: Diarmuid Kennedy
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2020     Views: 70

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 the library catalogue:

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