Reference Collection


The size boundaries for Reference Collection materials are:

up to 25 cm high
up to 23 cm wide
Quarto (for instructions on oversize call numbers, see Past and Current Practices for Oversize LC Call Numbers)
between 25 and 38 cm high
over 23 and up to 27 cm wide
over 38 cm high
over 28 cm wide


The following guidelines are used when marking volumes in the Reference Collection:

  1. Mark on verso of title page when there is one.
  2. Mark on back cover, lower right hand corner, when there is no title page, unless cover is too dark.
  3. Mark on last page, lower right hand corner, when 1 or 2 don’t apply. The lower left hand corner is the alternate location when the lower right hand corner is unusable.


The Reference Collection uses the Library of Congress classification scheme. (LC) is used under the call numbers except in classes D, PA-PZ, Q.

Printing Press Room

For items to be shelved in the Printing Press room, use the call number prefix “Printing Press” [‡k Printing Press] preceeding the call number in the holdings record. Also, use “Printing Press” preceeding the call number in the local note.

Beinecke Technical Services (TS) Reference Collection Only

For items to be shelved in Beinecke Technical Services Department, add the bibliographic (if necessary) and holdings records to Voyager. Suppress the bibliographic record if there are no other holdings and suppress the holdings record for the TS Reference Collection copy. 

Holdings location: beints

Call number: Tech Serv Ref Coll


852 8 0 ‡b beints ‡k Suppressed ‡h Tech Serv Ref Coll