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Modern Languages: Books

Key locations

Key locations for titles of interest to Modern Languages students are listed here. 

Call Number     Subject     
P    Philology, Linguistics
PB Modern Languages           
PC  French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese languages
PD   Germanic languages
PQ   French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese literatures
PR    German and Scandinavian literatures. Icelandic sagas

Floor plans

There is a Course Collection at the Library & Learning Commons, Avenue. 

You can find longer loan books at the Hartley Library.

Languages and Linguistics can be found on Level 1.

Foreign Language Literature can be found on Level 5.

Call Numbers Explained

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 

306.47 GEL 

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.

National Library Catalogues

Here are a few links to other European National Libraries. 

New books for.....

Modern Languages

Cannot Find What You Are Looking For?

  • Is the book out on loan? - Place a hold
  • Is the book at another library site? - Place a hold
  • Is the book not held by the library at all? - Use the Inter library loan service to borrow it from another library
  • Recommend a book? - Contact your Academic Engagement Librarian if you would like to recommend a book we should buy for the library.

How to use eBooks

Interactive tutorials using examples from major eBook providers:

A complete list of our eBook collections is available, as well as information on access and passwords.

Theses and Dissertations

PhD/ MPhil theses

  • the library holds print copies of all University of Southampton doctoral level theses; these are listed on WebCat
  • many of these are now also available online from ePrints Soton

Undergraduate/ taught masters dissertations

  • a limited number of these are held in the library
  • for most subject areas students should ask at their Faculty Office for access
  • there are more details about finding theses available

Using other University libraries

SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme, The scheme covers most of the university libraries in the UK and Ireland.

You can sign up for the scheme on the SCONUL website.



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