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Folios

Book collections in the Institute library are shelved in two main sequences, according to their size, quartos and main sequence.

But a small number of outsize volumes known as folios also form part of our collections, predominantly for Egyptology. Folios are shelved at the rear of the stacks along with a number of the larger atlases and consist mainly of drawings, photographs, facsimiles, maps and specialist inscriptions and texts.

Folio material is designated as such on the library catalogue and also in the signage in the library, including book spine labels. Folios have the same range of loan statuses as other books in the collections, although because of their size and the considerable age of a number of the Egyptology small folios, many are reference only. E.g:

Zecchi, Marco.:  Abu Simbel : Aswan and the Nubian temples / Marco Zecchi.
Vercelli : White Star, 2004.

Item Status Due date Due hour Library site Classmark (shelf location) Collection Barcode
Standard Available   Archaeology EGYPTOLOGY SMALL FOLIOS E 120 ZEC   2808652023

Readers who need assistance in using folios should ask at the Issue Desk.

Within the Egyptology collection, only the smaller folios, classed as  Egyptology Small Folios, are held in the Institute Library. Larger Egyptology folios, designated as Egyptology folios, are held in the Science Library basement store, e.g.:

Kerma et archéologie nubienne : collection du Musée d'art et d'histoire, Genève / [conception scientifique et réalisation, Jean-Luc Chappaz].
Gollion : In Folio ; Genève : Musée d'art et d'histoire, 2006.

Item Status Due date Due hour Library site Classmark (shelf location) Collection Barcode
Standard Available   Stores EGYPTOLOGY C 28 GEN   2809044859
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To request a folio from Stores, please use the library catalogue. Please allow a 24 hour turn around period for the delivery of items, which may be retrieved from the Science Library Assistance Desk.

Rare Egyptology folios, regardless of size are held in Special Collections and may be consulted by appointment.


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