The Library collection is divided in a number of ways to differentiate between varying access levels, physical size and special storage requirements.
7 day loan
7 day loans are interfiled with the central books.
The books collection is spread across 2 floors of the Central library.
It can include format designations of "f" (Folio or large book), or "p" (Pamphlet) in front of the Dewey number.
The shelves are signposted in WHITE.
Books that are larger than standard size shelving are stored separately with other large books. These are found on level 2 in front of the journals section and near the 600s and on Level 3 at the start of the books section.
Click on a Location Number range below to see a location map;
The item is still on order, or is being processed
The journals collection consists of publications of various kinds issued serially, that is, in successive parts over a period of time and generally intended to be continued indefinitely. These include journals, annual reports and some government publications.
Most journals are now available online. A display of recent issues of selected print journals is found on level 1. The rest of the print journals collection is found throughout the Library according to location number.
The shelves are signposted in YELLOW.
Click on a location number range below to see a location map;
Special Collections comprises various collections eg., Rare Book Collection, St Barnabas Collection, Evatt Collection and material not on open access for other reasons. This collection is located on Level 3. Visit special collections for more information or view the floorplan.
Periodicals, newspapers, theses and other publications may be received in microform/microfiche. These are stored at URRSA and can either be read at URRSA or requested to be brought to the Central Library through FindIt@Flinders. Requested items can be read using the reader on level 1 of the library near the search computers.
Many newspapers are found in the microform collection, but up to date copies, or those not yet on microform, are found on Level 2.
Readings material is available for two hour loan and is restricted for use within the Library. These materials are available from the circulation counter on level 1. Please use FindIt@Flinders to look up the location number of the reading item you wish to borrow before coming to the circulation desk.
The theses of Flinders postgraduates and some Honours students are also kept in URRSA. They are not for loan but can be consulted in the Reading Room at URRSA..
TRC (Teaching Resource Collection)
This collection is located on Level 2. View the floorplan.