All holdings are shelved in systematical order. This means that media on the same or similar topics is located close to each other.
The classification used for this is the RVK
. It encodes the subject and topic of a medium.
The shelfmark consists of the location, the notation (RVK), a code for the author’s name and possibly more details (edition, volumes, number of items)
The location shows the place (departmental library, Main Library, closed stacks) where the item is located.
Locations are listed in the location list.
||The notation encodes the content of a medium.
||Code for the author’s name
||Volume count (volume 2, sub-band 1)
||Number of items
Please note down the shelfmark to find books in the open stacks.