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Location codes: Science (SC)

How to locate materials in Central Library, Law Library, Medical Library and Science Library, etc.? What do the different location codes CL RBR, MD SMC, LW RBR, etc. mean? Is the item currently available or out on loan (item status)?

How to locate items in Science Library?

Getting to Science Library

Please check the status of the item before picking it up from its location. Check your loan entitlement and loan rules.

Location Code


What you should do

SC Bound Journals 5
Journals are shelved by Library of Congress Classification numbers. Earlier volumes are kept in the Science Library Closed Stacks.  
SC Current Journals 4
Latest journal issues received are arranged by Library of Congress Classification numbers. For use in library only.
SC Books 5
Shelved by Library of Congress Classification numbers.  
SC Closed Stacks (Loans Desk)  (What is it exactly?) 4 Request online via LINC for pick up at the Loans Desk. 
For Science Library's Closed Stacks collection times see FAQ.
SC RBR (Loans Desk) 4
Request for recommended books for students and high demand materials. For 2-hourly loan daily; overnight borrowing starts 2 hours before library closes.  
SC Holdshelf (Loans Desk) These are books with a high number of holds and are kept at the Science Library Loans Desk for pick-up by users who have placed holds/reservations on them. The loan period is usually one week.
SC Loans Desk 4
Request for accompanying materials from the loan counter and can be checked out with the main item.  
SC Multimedia (Loans Desk) 4
Request by Stack# and Title and view in the Multimedia Viewing room, also at Level 4. Book AV materials for after-office-hours viewing by calling 6516-2454 during office hours. For use in the library only.
SC Microforms (Loans Desk) 4
Request by Stack# at loan counter and view in the library
SC Reference # 4
Grouped by formats such as biographies, directories, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, drug indexes and shelved by call number. For use in library only.
SC General Reading (SC GRS) 5
Books for leisure reading and can be borrowed.  

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