CollectionsThe Library collection is divided in a number of ways to differentiate between varying access levels, physical size and special storage requirements. Here is a brief outline of the major collections in the Central Library.
- Main Book Collection
- Periodicals Collection
- Reference Collection
- Microform Collection
- Newspaper Collection
- Special Collection
- New Books
FoliosFolios are slightly oversize materials that will not sit comfortably on standard size shelves. These are found near the beginning of the book rows. They are indicated on Findit@Flinders by the call number prefixed with an "f".
Folio PamphletsThese are oversize pamphlets, they are kept in boxes with the call number range shown on the outside. They are indicated on Findit@Flinders by the call number prefixed with "fp".
Elephant FoliosElephant folios are bigger that normal folios and must be stored on special shelving. Again, these are found near the beginning of the book rows.
A display of the most recent issues are found on level 1. The rest of the collection is found throughout the Library according to call number.
St Barnabas Collection , Evatt Collection and material not on open access for other reasons:
- Limited editions
- Editions of 150 or less where of value in respect of contents
- Other limited editions where they are also of aesthetic importance
- Books of aesthetic importance, fine printing, special presses, binding, etc.
- Fine prints, drawings, etc. including portfolios, albums, loose plates
- Fragile books
- Vulnerable material
- Serials published before 1850
- Evatt Collection
These materials are under varying levels of access, and any queries regarding their use should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian.
Special Collections Librarian if any special conditions apply.