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St Anne's College Library: Finding Resources

Library Assistant for Freshers

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 right of 'St Anne's College Library' to expand the record. The location (e.g. Hartland House) shows which library building the item is in. The shelf-mark (e.g. 372.419 ANN:REE) will tell you where it is in that Library. Use the floor plans dotted around the libraries to find the exact location in the Libraries.

  • Watch out for the type/status information! If it says 'Available' the item should be on the shelf. However, if there is a 'Due Date' it means another reader has the item on loan. Talk to a librarian to request a book that's on loan.

'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 displays in the entrance of each library...

-Did the call number (shelf-mark) 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.