Research material is housed in the main library, entrance on the second floor. Undergraduates - except finalists - are not permitted to fetch books from the stacks themselves. If you need a book from the main library, please fill in a paper slip from the enquiry desk - check with library staff if you're not sure.
Final-year undergraduates, graduates, and faculty members have access to all areas of the main stacks. Rare books or items housed in closed areas may still need to be requested on a slip and fetched by staff. Again, ask staff if you need any help.
There is a wide range of shelfmarks and locations in the main library, which can be confusing. Principal locations are:
Books with the location 'Closed Stack ' are housed offsite in a book storage facility, so you will need to request the book by placing a hold. Books are delivered to the main library daily and can be borrowed, with the exception of old, rare or fragile material, and periodicals. Bodleian books may also be requested to the Taylorian using the same hold request function. Please remember that Bodleian books are for reference use only and may not be borrowed.