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Hampshire Ornithological Society Library, Special Collections, Hartley Library: Home

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Contact: Jenny Ruthven

email: archives@soton.ac.uk

tel. 023 80593335

Address:

Special Collections, Hartley Library, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ

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Printed Special Collections

A-Z List of Collections

Location and Access

The H.O.S. Library is part of Special Collections on level 4 of the Hartley Library on the Highfield Campus. It is open to all to use.

The books are shelved in the Special Collections open access area and can be used whenever the Hartley Library is open.

If you do not have a University I.D. Card, you will need to show photographic I.D. on arrival at the Library.

Borrowing Books

Most H.O.S. Library books are available for Long Loan and if you have a University I.D./Library Card you can borrow books at the Loans Desk or at the self-issue units on level 2.

Members of the Hampshire Ornithological Society can apply for free membership of the Library as External Borrowers.

H.O.S. Library

The H.O.S. Library includes books on the identification of birds, guides to bird-watching and handbooks on regional ornithology e.g. Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (1977-1994). There are also publications on the different orders and families of birds.

The periodical collection has been created by exchanges with other local ornithological societies and so contains many bird reports from other areas of Great Britain as well as the publications of the H.O.S. and general periodicals, such as Bird Study, Ibis and Birds.

Extent: 180 books and 120 periodicals.

Catalogues / Library Resources Search

  • WebCat includes records for all Hampshire Ornithological Society books and journals (call number H.O.S.). 
  • DelphiS enables you to search across WebCat and the Library's electronic databases and is especially useful for subject searches. You will need a University login to access full-text resources.

See Hampshire Ornithological Society Library for a complete list of titles.

Books from the Collection

Collection History

The Hampshire Ornithological Society was formed in 1979 with the aim of promoting the recording, study and research into the ornithology of the county and encouraging the preservation of wild birds and places of ornithological interest.

The Trust publishes its results in the annual Hampshire Bird Report and also produces a newsletter, Kingfisher.

The Hampshire Ornithological Society Library has been on deposit at the University Library since 1979.

Photocopying

The nearest photocopiers are behind the main staircase on level 4 and 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.

 



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