Using the catalogue
The Library Catalogue can be consulted at computer terminals throughout the Library. It is also accessible on the internet throughout the University network and across the world. We have an online tutorial giving a quick introduction to basic catalogue searching.
The catalogue includes a large proportion of the stock located in the Bill Bryson Library and in Palace Green Library, and all the stock of the Leazes Road Library and Queen's Campus Library, Stockton. For details of excluded material, see Chief exclusions from the Library Catalogue.
The catalogue lets you:
Using the catalogue you can check to see which items are Essential on your reading lists. These are kept in the Short Loan Collection. You can search for lists of material placed in this collection by department or lecturer.
Catalogues of Specific Types of Material
British Official Publications and European Documentation Centre
Some items included in these documentation collections do not appear in the catalogue, and you can use other handlists and catalogues to trace material. See the advice in the guides or on the pages describing these collections:
Printed Special Collections
These form part of Heritage Collections and are housed in the Palace Green Library. Much, but not all, of this material is included in the catalogue. For details of access to these collections, see:
The catalogues of collections of documents and manuscripts housed in the Archives and Special Collections department in Palace Green Library can be searched at: Online catalogues