Items that are large, small, old, or recently returned are kept in different places in the libraries.
When you look at an individual item record in the classic catalogue, you may come across the following terms under the "location" or the "shelf mark" information.
These are generally shelved at the end of their subject.
In the Edward Boyle Library, pamphlets are shelved at the end of their subject.
In the Brotherton Library, pamphlets for all subjects are shelved together in the mobile shelving on floor 2 of the West Building.
The stack is a set of rolling shelves that allows more items to be shelved in a space.
In the Edward Boyle Library, the stack is on level 8.
In the Brotherton Library, there are stacks in the West Building floor 2.
Some older materials and all PhD theses are held in the Library stores. To request store items use the "In store – request here" link. The turnaround time is usually a minimum of 48 hours (weekdays)
Recently returned areas
In each part of the Library there are sections for books waiting to be put back on the shelves. If the book you need is not where it should be on the shelf, check the recently returned areas.