All print books in the library are assigned a call number [NL: vindplaats], which can be found on the book spine. The call number is basically the book's 'address' on the library's shelves. Our call numbers are made up of letters and numbers and look something like this: SOC B80 49849.
The TiU library holds a separate collection of books required for TiU courses, called the Student Library [Studentenboekerij=SB].
Call numbers for compulary books begin with the collection code, followed by 'SB' and the first four letters of the author's last name. Ex.: ECO SB HARR. (Note that some SB books are only available online.)
Student library books (SB books) can be consulted only in the library building. They cannot be checked out. However, for most of the SB books there's a duplicate copy in the regular collection that can be checked out.
Books can be found on level 1 and 0 of the library.
To find a lendable book (look for 'normal loan' or 'short loan') that is marked as available in WorldCat Discovery ➊, for instance a book with call number SOC D37 50997 ➋, go to Level 0 of the library. Once you're there,
On level 1, the SB books can be found in the low grey book shelves past the stairs. Find the section you need (e.g., ECO). Within this section, the books are ordered alphabetically by (the first four letters of the) last name of the author ➊. Keep in mind that Student Library books are not for loan ➋.
Sometimes the book you want is not on the shelf. Then there are two possibilities:
The book may be checked out.
If a book is checked out, the status information will say 'Checked Out' and provide a due date. In both cases, you need to place a request for hold:
Placing a hold will not recall the book from the person who has it checked out, but it will ensure that you are the next person who can borrow it. You'll receive an email when your hold is available for pick-up at the library desk.