Using the title 'Media law for journalists' by Ursula Smartt as an example, on the item detail page (displayed below) you can:
- click to expand the Location line. There will be an expandable line for each location where a copy of the item is held, i.e. Kimberlin, Law Library, or Electronic Resource if it is an E-book etc. You can find a list of all the locations you may see here.
- make a note of the full Shelfmark (sometimes referred to as a class number or class mark). This is made up of a Dewey Decimal Classification number and a sequence of letters known as the filing suffix. You can find out more about how the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme works here. Always make a note of the letters after the Dewey number. From time to time you may see some letters or words in front of the Shelfmark. This is because the Kimberlin Library has some separate collections as well as the main sequence of books, such as Video or Pamphlet.
- check the Status column to make sure a copy is available, or see when a copy is due to be returned.
Putting all these elements together, you are now ready to go to the shelves to look for your book. The main sequence of books at the Kimberlin Library runs from Shelfmark 000-371.999 on the First Floor and 372-999 on the Second Floor, so in this instance you need to go to the First Floor. Now start scanning the shelf until you find numbers matching the one you need, then locate the specific book you are looking for by the letters.