Contact

For subject-specific questions contact your subject department

Contact

For subject-specific questions contact your subject department

Special Collections

Special Collections are library materials that are

  • set up permanently at a location other than the Central Library or the Departmental Library
  • available for general use (with the exception of Level 1 Special Collections) and designated as Special Collection materials in the Library catalogue.

The subject librarians supervise the allocation of Special Collections. Please contact the relevant subject librarian if you wish to set up a Special Collection.

Level 1 Special Collections

Level 1 Special Collections are collections of Library resources that are available for a limited area of the University. The Senate decides on the establishment of such a collection, acting on proposals put forward by the Library Commission.

Level 2 Special Collections

Level 2 Special Collections are collections of Library materials set up for an extended period at a location that is easily accessible to a larger group of people. A University employee is put in charge of the materials, which remain under the Library's supervision. They comprise up to 1,000 items.

Level 2 Special Collections are set up to meet site-specific requirements. They do not include journals. The University employee in charge of the collection supervises the use of the materials, taking into account the general requirements of the users and in consultation with the Library.

Level 2 special locations are assigned a three-digit number, e.g. 310.

Level 3 Special Collections

Level 3 Special Collections are collections of Library materials linked to an individual teaching or research post. The holder of the post is responsible for such collections. They comprise up to 50 items and may be made available to third parties only in exceptional circumstances.

Level 3 Special Collections are assigned a four-digit number, e.g. 4039.

[BIS intern]   (Changed: 2020-04-06)