The information desk at the Melitensia section provides information on the collection to borrowers. No browsing is allowed in the Melitensia and users are required to request items through the appropriate request forms. Books are fetched by staff.
Although most of the Melitensia collection is listed online on the electronic catalogues (OPACs), there are still a substantial number of older works whose details have not yet been enterned into the database and can thus be only traced through the old card catalogues.
The card catalogues are divided into:
Author/Title catalogue prior to 1981
Author/Title catalogue from 1981 to May 1992
Please note that these dates refer to the particular year when a book was assigned by the library and not to its dates of publication.
For all works after 1992 the user should consult the OPAC under the heading Melitensia. Generally the best way to find a book is by author or by title, but if this information is not known by the user, the subject or free text option could also be used.
The silent study area The study area provides ample seating places, for use by those patrons working on Melitensia material. Under NO circumstances should the material leave the study area without the authorisation of the Melitensia staff. Group work is not allowed in this section.
Requesting material To avoid frustrating delays the correct details should be filled in the request form at the desk. Particular attention should be given to the correct shelfmarks, especially when these refer to the pamphlet box (PB) collection
21 May 2013