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Locations and classmarks
The main areas of interest to MEMS students are Level 4 East (civilisation, history) and Level 2 East (literature, art), but other areas of the library will also hold relevant material. A brief guide to the areas of most relevance are below.
Journals are shelved near the books of the same subject but on separate shelving with green shelf labels - look out for the green areas on the Library maps.
Level 2 East
Classmark PB: general literature
|PB 1665-1694||Medieval literary history: includes separate works on poetry & prose|
|PB 1700-1739||Renaissance literary history to 1600|
|PB 2180-2290||Renaissance poetry: history to 1600|
|PB 2751-2771||Medieval drama: history|
|PB 2785-2801||Renaissance drama: history to 1650|
Classmark PD: English literature
|PD 251-369||Medieval literature: general works to 1500|
|PD 411-429||General works on the period 1500-1640|
|PD 521-529||16th century poetry: history|
|PD 531-539||Elizabethan poetry: history|
|PD 641-644||Medieval drama: history|
|PD 646-659||Drama from 1500-1640: history|
|PD 833-839||16th century prose: history|
|PD 1205||16th century poetry: collections|
|PD 1260-1||Medieval plays: collections|
|PD 1262||16th century plays: collections|
|PD 1263||Elizabethan plays: collections|
|PD 1293||16th century (& Elizabethan) prose: collections|
|PD 1803||Early English Text Society publications|
|PD 1803.3||E.E.T.S. supplementary series|
|PD 1806||Middle English literature: general collections|
|PD 1806.5||Prose romances: collections|
|PD 1807||Middle English collections to 1400|
|PD 1808||Middle English collections 1400-1500|
|PD 1810||Middle English poetry: general collections|
|PD 1811||Middle English poetry 1400-1500: collections|
|PD 1812||Middle English lyrics: collections|
|PD 1813||Middle English religious verse: collections|
|PD 1818-2165||The major authors and anonymous works of the ME period in alphabetical order; texts followed by criticism|
|PD 2199-2305||English Renaissance (1500-1640): prose & poetry: individual authors|
|PD 2416-3202||English Renaissance (1500-1640): drama: individual authors|
Level 2 West: medieval science
|Q 125.6||Medieval science: history|
|Q 153||Medieval science: early works|
|Z 4-250||Early history of printing and book production|
Level 3 East: geography
|G 89-95||Medieval geography|
|G 159-370||Travels and exploration (eg Hakluyt, Purchas)|
Level 3 West
Classmark N: art
|N 5950-6311||Medieval art|
|N 6763-5||English art: Medieval to 1600|
|NA 963||English medieval architecture|
|NA 5461-5471||English religious architecture|
|NB 463||Medieval English sculpture|
|ND 463||Medieval English painting|
|ND 2890-220||Illuminating of books and MSS|
Level 4 East: history
|CB 351-5||Medieval civilization: general works|
|CD||Palaeography, particularly CD 35|
|D 101-203||Medieval European history: general works|
|D 208-236||European history 1450-1600: general works|
|DA 130-360||Medieval and Tudor British history|
|DA 1000-||Kent local history|
|DA 1047||Canterbury Cathedral|
Public Record Office (PRO)
Many publications of the PRO are shelved in the history sequence at DA 25 (some in the reference collection). Included are state papers for the whole of the 16th century, and rolls material from earlier periods.
Level 4 West: philosophy and theology
There is important textual material here, eg the Wycliff Bible and Wycliffite sermons.
|B 720-764||Medieval philosophy: general works|
|BV 5077.G7||English mysticism|
The Big Move
The Library is changing its classmarks to standard Library of Congress classification. This means books may move and some titles may be temporarily shelved in more than one place.
Always look up the classmark of the book on the Library catalogue. If you can't find it on the shelf, ask a member of staff for help.
FAQs: what if it's...
Not on the shelf
Ask at the IT & Library Support Desk desk for help, but first you could try these tips.
Not in the Main Collection
The Location/Loan type field in catalogue search results tells you in which collection an item is held. See the locations and loan types page for information on how to get hold of an item.