Our catalogues help you easily search for books, journals, and more
The primary means of searching is our online catalogue, Aleph
Locating items in the Library:
The Aleph record for the item you want will look something like this (below). For full details always click on the ‘where’ link. This will provide you not only with the classmark but with information about whether the item is on loan, in a particular location, etc.
Below are some examples of the page you will arrive at after clicking on ‘where’. The items are indicated as a one day loan, an exhibition catalogue which is on loan, and an item in CABS (closed access book store).
To save time, always click the ‘where’ button before going to the shelves!
In addition to the online catalogue we also have the following finding aids:
Allows you to search for all material acquired by the Library up to and including 1992, including any material not added to the online catalogue. The card catalogue is currently inaccessible until the Library at Somerset House reopens in early February 2019.
Exhibition catalogue listings
To find a temporary exhibition by the place in which it was held, or to see complete listings of the Library holdings of exhibition catalogues up to 1992 by venue. The exhibition catalogue is currently inaccessible until the Library at Somerset House reopens in early February 2019.
You can find further instructions on searching Aleph here