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St Anne's College Library: Finding Resources

Locating Printed & Electronic Resources

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Finding Resources in St Anne's Library

St Anne's Library shares the online catalogue SOLO with most other Oxford Libraries (see full SOLO guide in the box below).

  • On the SOLO home page the main search box defaults to searching all of Oxford Libraries' collections but if you click on the arrow underneath 'all libraries/collections' you can limit your search to St Anne's Library.
  • Click the + sign to the left of 'St Anne's College Library' to expand the record. The location shows which library building the item is in. The call number (shelf-mark) will tell you where it is in that Library. Use the floor plans dotted around the libraries to find the exact location of the call number in the Libraries.

  • Watch out for the type/status information! If it says 'Loans/Available' the item should be on the shelf. However, if there is a due date it means another reader has the item on loan. See our 'How to borrow, return & renew' page for details about how to reserve a book that is already on loan.

Understanding your Reading List

'Available' Book not on Shelf?

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  • It may have been recently returned and be awaiting re-shelving on one of the book trolleys...
  • It may be a new purchase - check the New Books display on top of the old catalogue drawers in the Library entrance area...
  • Did the call number (shelfmark) have 'oversize' after it? It may be located in an oversize section...
  • Did the call number begin with "Stack", "Jenkins", or "MR"? Check plan of library to see where these special collections are located.


If you still can't find what you are looking for come and ask one of the Librarians.