So you have used Library Search and found the book you are looking for – but how do you find it on the MIRC shelves?

Books in MIRC are arranged in five collections (denoted by their label colour):

  • In-Demand – No label (2-day loan, available for longer loan periods to part time students)
  • Research Methods – Blue label (1-week loan, only available to full time students)
  • Careers – Green label (2-day loan, available for longer loan periods to part time students)
  • Core Text  – Red label  (For reference only)
  • General Reference – Pink label (For reference only).

The ‘Available Copies’ tab of the catalogue record below shows you how many copies of Buchanan and Huczynski’s book are available and that it can be found in two separate collections (locations).

MIRC has eleven copies of this book…

  • MIRC has ten in-demand’ copies (2-day loans for FT students / 2-week loans for PT students) but only seven of these are ‘On shelf in MIRC’ (this means they are here, available to borrow).
    • Of the others, one of these is currently out on loan (due date displayed), another is currently in transit between libraries and one is reserved awaiting collection.
  • We also have one copy for reference use only. This is a Core text. All titles which are essential reading are available in the Core Text (red label) collection.  You are welcome to read in MIRC from this copy or copy/scan what you need (within copyright regulations).
  • This title is also available as an eBook – which would have appeared as a separate book in search results. For more information about eBooks, check out our previous post here.

Within each collection the books are shelved in numerical order by Shelfmark and then by an alphabetical extension. So take a note of the full shelfmark (eg. 65.013 BUC) before you head to the shelves.  See the plan below for MIRC’s shelf layout.

If you have any problems finding a book, remember that MIRC staff are always available to help so please ask.

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