Most of the Cope Collection is for reference use only.
In the Special Collections open access area there are second copies of some titles which can usually be borrowed on Long Loan.
If you have a University I.D. card, you can borrow books at the Loans Desk or at the self-issue units on level 2.
Cope Collection journals are shelved in the same sequence as the books.
Microforms are kept in the Microform Area on level 1. they are arranged by copy number e.g. 40001765.
You can read, copy or scan microfilm and microfiche using the reader-printers.
A University login is required for scannning.
Access to some collections is restricted to members of the University.
The Cope Collection is part of Special Collections on level 4 of the Hartley Library. It is open to all to use.
If you do not have a University I.D. Card, you will need to show photographic I.D. on entering the Hartley Library and on entering the Search Room, a form of I.D.which includes your permanent residential address.
Books and journals are shelved in the Special Collections open access area as follows:
01-96 Books on the county as a whole, arranged by subject
97 New Forest
98 Isle of Wight
A-Z Books on individual places in the county, in alphabetical order of place
Larger books (quartos) are shelved in a separate sequence.
Rare Books Cope cq NET 26
The lllustrations Collection includes eighteenth- and nineteenth-century prints and drawings from the original Cope Collection, as well as photographs and postcards of the local area.
The Illustrations Index in the Special Collections open access area enables you to search by place, artist and subject, the illustrations being fetched for use in the Archives and Rare Books Search Room.
The nearest photocopiers are behind the main staircase on level 4. The charges are 5p per A4 sheet and 10p for A3.
If you are not a member of the University, you will need to obtain a Guest Account login from either the Special Collections Enquiry Office or Hartley Library Reception.
Bound volumes in the rare books area cannot be photocopied, but you can order photographic or microfilm copies, subject to the age and condition of the item.
See Reprographics Service for a list of the types of copy available and charges.