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Architecture library move

During the summer of 2023 the contents of the Architecture Library based in the Department of Architecture moved across into the Andersonian Library. These books and journals are now being added into the main library. Whilst the project takes place the books will be held in a store but can be requested by all members of the library.

  • All books and journals can now be discovered by searching the library catalogue
  • Search the library catalogue to find your book then choose 'Request from Store'. Library staff will collect it from store for you. We fetch items from store on weekdays only. Requests submitted before 10.30am are usually available at 11.30am. You can collect the item from the Reservations Pick Up Point in the Short Loan Collection, and issue it to yourself at the self service kiosks.
  • When the book is returned to the library it will be catalogued and added to the normal library shelves to make subsequent use easier.
  • The project to catalogue, classify and process these books has an expected end date of December 2024
  • Some key journal titles are still available in the department. (Architects Journal, Architectural Review, El Croquis and Banister Fletcher)

Key databases: Architecture


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Useful shelf numbers

Library books are arranged by the Dewey Decimal classification scheme whereby each subject is represented by a number.

You wil find books on the same subject will have the same number. The shelfmark is preceded by the letter  D  and will be followed by 3 letters, which are usually the first 3 letters of the author's name. 

Here are some useful shelfmarks.

D 624.1 Structural engineering and underground construction

D 691 Building materials

D 720 Architecture (general)

D 721 Architectural structure

D 729 Design and decoration

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