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Another new way to browse the Library's collection

Shelf View

Shelf View icon

As we prepare our items for their move to the Library Retrieval System (LRS), UTS Library is developing a number of features on our website that will allow for serendipitous discovery of materials located in the LRS as well as on the shelves.

In the past we have introduced you to the multi-coloured band across the top of the Catalogue, which allows you to narrow and refine your search.

The new Shelf View function in the Library's Catalogue provides the opportunity to broaden your initial search, all without leaving your seat.

Shelf View presents the cover images of books held by the Library enabling you to discover books by scanning virtual shelves. Using it is very easy.

STEP 1: Search a title you want in the Catalogue
STEP 2: Click the Shelf View icon on the right hand side of the screen. Your book cover appears on screen alongside extra titles located on either side.
STEP 3: Browse the collection by using the previous or next buttons. Click on the cover to reveal the complete catalogue record.

Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Shelf View 


While  new online  search

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Student, 4 years ago

While  new online  search facilities are very good to have, flicking through books etc on a shelf or nearby shelves is actually a very effective way of finding and  assessing the relevance and utility of the 'related'  books' content. It can take only a few minutes to assess quite a few books.

The catalogue record is quite limited in its informational content. Will users of the new system be able to pull up 20-30 or more books from the bowels of the library repository to have a quick flick through ? Otherwise, it's not really as good as having books in shelves in the main library area.

Hi, the newest and most

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Jemima, 4 years ago

Hi, the newest and most heavily used books will still be on the shelf. That's over 200,000 books to flick through! We can't guarantee 20-30 on each subject as we may not actually have 20-30 on many subjects, it will vary as it already does. You can still obtain any book you want. If they're in the Library Retrieval System, they will be an online request away. There will be no limit to how many books you order from it.  

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