One of the advantages of a library catalogue is the ability to gather books together virtually, even if they are not physically together on the shelves, or to enable a search to be made on a special collection. To do this at Bromley House Library we use group codes. These are most often used to mark books that have been donated as a collection, but can be used for other reasons.
Those that we use are as follows:
Group code Description
AB Adolphe Brunner Collection
AS Alan Sillitoe Collection
BHL1816 Collection of books appearing in the first printed catalogue of 1816
GK Books found in an attic of a coal merchant’s house and donated to the Library by Graham Knight
JWC James Ward Collection
LH Local History Collection
MD Michael Dobbin Collection
NH Books previously in the collection of Neville Hoskins
PJB Philip James Bailey Collection
PPAS Parliamentary papers of Alan Simpson
SL The remainder of the Standfast Library
TG Travel Guides
WWI Books relating to the First World War
To search for any of these collections, or within any of these collections, select Advanced Search and using the drop down menus, select ‘Group’ and enter the group code in the search box. If you have any problems with this, please ask a member of staff for help.
More information on these collections coming later.