FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

What is the library catalogue?

It is a database containing all the library's collections, offering the most important data about these documents and indicating their location.

What information does the catalogue provide about its documents?

The catalogue provides bibliographic information (author, title, subjects, date of publication, summary, etc.) about each document, as well as location and availability data about these items.

How do I locate a document in the library?

To find out the location of a document you need to look at its call number and location. Make a note of these details and ask for the item in the library.

What is the call number?

The call number is a code that each document has in order to help locate it in the collection. It is in the form of a label placed on the spine of books and other materials. When you perform a search in the catalogue, you can write it down to locate the document.

How can I find out if the library has a specific magazine issue?

The issues received and the complete and incomplete years can be viewed by using the "Collections" tab appearing on the full screen of the journal entry.

How do I search for all the documents about an artist?

You can search for these in two ways. If you are looking for all the documents whose main contents relate to a particular artist, write the name of that artist in the search box and choose the criterion "Subject" in the drop-down field. The search will return only those documents relating to the artist: monographs, exhibition catalogues, videos, etc.

If, on the contrary, you want all the references of the artist appearing in the catalogue, then type the artist's name in the search box and choose "All fields" in the search criteria. The results will be much wider, as the system traces the line of characters in all the fields of the catalogue. This method can be useful for very thorough searches, but keep in mind that it may return a great number of documents that perhaps do not interest you and produce unnecesary search result entries.

How do I search for a film in the catalogue?

To view a list of all the films contained in the library, select the "Videos" section on the catalogue's homepage.

To search for all the films by a director or a specific title, enter the details that you know about the director or title once the "Videos" section has been selected.

How can I see what documents I have on loan, find out when I have to return them, check what items I have reserved and see if I have any outstanding fines?

Use the "Register" option of the catalogue and once you have entered your username and password, you can access this information in the "My library" section.

I have forgotten my password to log in to the member area, how can I recover it?

If you are a library member and have forgotten your password, please contact us. You can renew your loans, make and remove renewals, manage your favourites and see if you have any outstanding fines.

Can I renew my loans without visiting the library?

Yes, as long as the document has not been reserved by another user and before the return deadline expires. You can renew the item online by entering the "My library" section once you have registered or you can do it by calling 945 209 012 during library hours.

Can you reserve documents?

Yes, you can reserve documents, but only those that are out on loan at the time of your consultation.

How do I reserve a document?

If you see that a document that interests you is out on loan via the "Collections" tab, you can reserve it by clicking on the "Reserve" link next to the return date. A dialogue box will appear in which you have to register by entering your user data. The system will then take you to a screen where you can reserve the item. When the document is available, you will receive an email to come and pick it up.

What can I do if the document I want to consult does not appear in the Artium Library catalogue?

In that case, please contact us and we will try to provide you with information on where to locate it or, if appropriate, purchase it for the library.