Answered By: Laura Sider
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Q: What does "Oversize" mean?
Answered by: Laura Sider

If a book is 28cm or more, it is considered an "oversize" book. 

We always indicate whether an item is oversized by including the word "Oversize" in the call number.

i.e. TR681 F28 L68 2017 (LC) Oversize

These are often shelved separately from our "regular" items in the collection. For example, in Sterling Memorial Library, items that have call numbers that start with B are shelved on Floor 5M if they are a regular size and on Floor 5 if they are oversized. Regular and oversize books are listed separately in our SML stack guide.



In other collections, oversized items are often stored on the bottom shelve.

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