The Library has 6 "collections", each with its own call number. Locate the material in the Library from the call number given in the bibliographic reference and marked on the spine of the books. Use the library plan for orientation.
Articles in periodicals are found in the periodical collection on shelves A-D and have the call number "PERIODIQUE".
Periodicals are arranged in alphabetical order by title.
A list of the periodical titles is attached to the end of the display units.
collection comprises offprints and copies of articles from periodicals
on the ECHR. They are held in the "doctrine" boxes on shelf E. The call
number is "DOCTRINE".
arranged alphabetically by the author's name.
Items are arranged alphabetically by the author's name.
The collection of theses and diploma papers is limited to topics related to the ECHR. The call number is "THESE" or "MEMOIRE".
These unpublished works are held in the closed access reserve and must be requested from a librarian.
The reference collection is on shelves 1 and A.
It is for use in the Library only.
The "dossier" (files) collection (formerly "Classeur Vertical") comprises offprints, pamphlets, documents and copies of articles on the subjects covered by the Library. The call number is "DOSSIER" followed by the author's name and year of publication.
Ask a librarian to help you locate items of this collection.
Books and chapters of books in the main book collection bear a call number taken from schedule 300 of the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) scheme. The subject of the book is expressed in numbers and punctuation; this is called the notation. The latter is usually followed by the first 3 letters of the author's name to make up a complete call number which is marked on the book's spine label.
Signs at the end of the shelves give guidance to call numbers and, hence, to books.
Arrangement of the books on the shelves :
The library identifies certain types of books and shelves them at the start of a UDC call number. In the example here, the books with these call numbers will all file before material with the call number 342.7
|TEXTES.342.7 % BRO||= compilations of legal texts|
|342.7 % col./ISR||= a collection / series|
|342.7(082) % BAE||= mélanges / festschrift / studies in honour|
Examples of call numbers and their subject indication. See the UDC scheme for the complete list of subjects covered by the library.
|341 % JUR||= International law|
|342 % MIL||= Constitutional law|
|342.7 % ALS||= Human rights|
|342.722 % HAR||= Prisoners’ rights|
|342.725.2 % BYK||= Bioethics|
A geographic aspect can also be included in the notation and is expressed by a number in brackets, here with the subject ‘human rights’.
|342.7(100) % HUM||= world wide|
|342.7(4) % DIC||= Europe|
|342.7(436) % ERM||= Austria|
An organisation, again here combined with the subject 'human rights', can also be indicated by means of the suffix :06 followed by the abbreviated name.
|342.7:06CE % JAC||= Council of Europe|
|342.7:06COUREDH % BER||= European Court of Human Rights|
|342.7:06CO.EU % WIN||= European Community|
|342.7:06NU % NOW||= United Nations|