Arrangement of books in the LIFE library
The library’s books from 1990 and after are placed on the ground floor (A-C) and the lower ground floor (D-L). The books are arranged in 12 main subject groups each identified by a letter and a colour.
Each main group is then divided into a number of sub-groups – each identified by a number. The books in each sub-group are arranged alphabetically on the shelves according to title.
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Books are placed in the most specific sub-group. Books which cover subjects areas more generally or on more than one subject, are placed in the first more general sub-groups within each main group.
Books can only have one place mark – which corresponds to its actual shelf placement.
Therefore, all subject searches ought to be conducted in REX (LIFE), the library’s computer catalogue, where books are classified with both subject groups and subject words. In this way one can find other books on relevant subjects placed in other groups and books loaned out. Books which have been loaned out are marked in the holdings screen in REX with a date. These books can be reserved.