The Library has its own classification schemes for arranging books on the shelves. Further infomation about the organisation of the Archaeology collection is available here:
Books are arranged according to subject area and theme. For example:
AB-AQ Heritage; law; history of archaeology; field techniques
DA Europe (DAA – DAS)
H Ancient Life (HA – HN)
Materials relating to archaeological sciences, technology and conservation are arranged separately:
J Science (JA – JM)
K Ancient art & technology (KA – KP)
L Conservation (LA – LC)
Museum Studies has its own class:
M Museum Studies (MA – MF)
Maps showing the layout of the Institute Library collections are available in the library.
The library catalogue is the main tool to find books, journals and other materials (either in print or online) held in UCL libraries. On the catalogue, you will find the details of the location of the materials you are looking for: library site, collection and shelfmark. For example:
INST ARCH AG HAR for a book on cultural heritage
Larger volumes, described as Quartos or Qtos, are shelved separately in the area to the left of the Library as you enter opposite the Issue Desk. Some outsize volumes (Folios) are shelved flat at the rear of the stacks along with a number of the larger atlases. Larger (elephant) folios and pamphlets are held off-site in stores.
UCL Libraries' off-site store is a closed access collection which houses important research material not currently in high demand. The material at this site will have 'Store' as its location on Explore. Users can request store material for delivery to the Science Library. Users should complete a Store Request Form in order to request material from this location.
A brief guide to finding and accessing e-books via UCL Explore.
ReadingLists @UCL is an online service that gives students easy access to materials on their reading lists wherever they are, and allows academic staff to create and update their own reading lists.