If you can't find the books you need on WebCat, you could check the catalogues of other libraries.
It is possible to visit most other UK academic libraries by joining SCONUL Access. You should only visit the British Library if the resources you need are not accessible from any other Library.
WebCat is the Library Catalogue. It lists the books, ebooks, journals, DVDs, CDs, software and other resources held at all of the Univerisity of Southampton libraries.
DelphiS searches WebCat and many of the Library's literature databases simultaneously. You will find many journal articles, conference papers, reports and other resources that are not available via WebCat.
The Hartley Library uses the Library of Congress classification scheme for subjects other than Education which uses Dewey Decimal Classification. Key locations for titles of interest to maths students are listed here.
|HA||Statistics (also at QA 276-95)|
|HG 8779-8835||Actuarial Science|
You will find most books in engineering an the environment on Level 3 of Hartley Library.
Most journals are now available online. Print journals we do hold are on Level 1 of Hartley Library.
When you enter the details of the item that you want on the catalogue it will display a call number or code that tells you where the item is shelved.
The call number will usually look something like these examples:
TK 2380.45 GAR
B OCEAN (Physical) Kna
Although the codes look different, they work in much the same way: the combinations of letters and numbers gives a location based on the subject content of the item. The items are arranged on the shelves using the call numbers.
The library floor plan will show you where items with particular call numbers are stored.
The Library provides access to 1000s of ebooks. You can search for these in the same way that you search for hardcopy books.