You say… books not always on shelves

Books not always on shelves when Library Search says they’re available.
We say…
Library Search will only register books as being not on the shelf if they are fed through the book scanners, so if it’s out on loan
However, if someone is reading a book in the library or has hidden or stolen it – then the system doesn’t know it’s not on the shelf!
In the meantime, if a book has been recently returned, it may be in the re-shelving area. There’s one of these on each floor or the book may be on a trolley waiting to be re-shelved.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for please visit one of the Libraries Hallam Help points or email us at