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 copier is behind the main staircase on level 4.
Visitors wishing to make photocopies of items can create a guest account and add credit online, then login to any of the photocopiers (multi-functional devices) in the library.
Rare Books cannot be photocopied, but you can request photographic 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 Ref' section contains general encyclopaedias and subject reference books, e.g.:
Bibliographies are shelved at Z/BZ and are worth checking when looking for older publications on a specific subject, e.g.:
Special Collections Open Access Area - members of the University and visitors over 18 are welcome to use the material in this area whenever the Hartley Library is open. Visitors will need to show photo ID when signing in at Library Reception. If you are under 18 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your enquiry.
Our computer workstations are only available to University staff and students, but you can connect your own device to the free WiFi Guest service.
Archives, Manuscripts and Rare Books Search Room - this is now open Tuesday-Thursday 1000-1600. All visits are by prior appointment and all visitors will be required to book their visit and to order their material at least 3 working days in advance. You can either book a standard booking for 1 day, for which there is a limit of 10 items or for bookings of 2 or more concurrent days then the limit is 20 items per day.
Bookings are made by emailing Archives@soton.ac.uk providing details of name, University ID number (members of the University of Southampton only), permanent residential address and contact details, date of visit and list of items to be consulted.
If you do not have a University I.D. Card, you will need to show photographic I.D. and a form of I.D. which includes your permanent residential address when you enter the Hartley Library and also when you arrive at the Search Room.
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.
See the E-Books tab for information on Library subscriptions and freely available E-Books.
Printed journals are shelved in alphabetical order of title at the end of the Parkes book sequence. Journals with the call number Rare Books Parkes per are fetched for use in the Archives Search Room.
See E-Journals for a list of Parkes-related online journals. These can also be accessed through WebCat. 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 email@example.com in the first instance.
Newspapers and archives collections on microfilm 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.
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