Most Parkes books are available for Long Loan or One Week Loan.
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.
Membership of the Friends of the Parkes Library includes an External Borrower's Card.
The nearest photocopiers are behind the main stairs 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.
Bound volumes in the rare books area cannot be photocopied, but you can request photographic or microfilm copies, subject to the age and condition of the item.
See Reprographic Services for a list of the types of copy available and charges.
The Parkes Library has on loan a set of twenty copies of videos from the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies.
You can see an abstract of the contents of each video if you link to the full catalogue record from the list of titles.
To make an appointment to use the videos contact the Search Room on 023 8059 2721 or email email@example.com.
You will need to bring I.D. for access to the Search Room.
During the Hartley Library Refurbishment Project, access to Special Collections will be via the main stairs to Level 3, across Level 3 to the fire stairs at the back of the building and up to Level 4.
Restricted Access to Lift
Lift access to Special Collections (Open Access and Search Room) will be available Monday to Friday 09.30-16.30 only. Please contact Library Reception on arrival, if you wish to use the lift.
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 are shelved in the Special Collections open access area as follows:
|BZ 1531-1591||Jewish culture|
|BZ 1601-2801||Jewish history|
|BZ 2511-2931||Middle East - Arab-Jewish relations|
|BZ 3011-4471||Palestine - Zionism|
|BZ 6031-6061||Jewish social history|
|BZ 7051-7921||Jewish-Christian relations|
Larger books (quartos) are shelved separately at the end of the main sequence.
Parkes journals are shelved in alphabetical order of title at the end of the book sequence.
Journals with the call number Rare Books Parkes per are fetched for use in the Archives Search Room.
See the E-Journals tab above for a list of titles online.
Due to licence restrictions, only members of the University have full access to electronic services other than the Library's computer catalogue (WebCat). However, we can offer limited provision to some e-resources to walk-in users. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
These are kept in the Microform Services Area on level 1. They are arranged by number e.g. 40001765.
You can read, copy or scan microfilm and microfiche using the reader-printers. A University login is required for scanning.
See the Microforms tab above for a list of all Parkes Microforms.
Refugee Voices is an electronic collection of 150 filmed interviews with Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors who made their home in Great Britain.
To make an appointment to use the collection contact the Search Room on 023 8059 2721 or email email@example.com.
You will need to bring I.D.for access to the Search Room.