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Most of the branch libraries operate a Short Loan Collection (SLC) of the most heavily used books and journal articles. Some general information follows that will be relevant to most of these. For further details go to the Short Loan Collection (SLC) page for the particular branch, using the links in the how to add an item to the SLC section below.
The Library Catalogue will tell you, on the Holdings page, if a particular book or journal article is held in the Short Loan Collection and whether it is held at the Issue Desk. See how to find a particular book for details.
Sometimes journals are referred to as serials or periodicals in the Library. Journal articles in the Short Loan Collection (SLC) are the only journal articles listed on the Library Catalogue (http://www.lib.bristol.ac.uk/ALEPH/) individually that you can find using the journal article title or journal article author.
Note that some of these journal articles may also be available electronically, see how to find a particular journal article for advice on how you can check this. If you have problems finding a journal article please ask library staff for help.
Academic staff wishing to add an item to the SLC can find details on the Short Loan Collection (SLC) page for the particular branch library: