David Lowe is the member of Library staff who takes responsibility for the modern French collections. The Rare Books Department is responsible for pre-1900 collections, working closely with the language specialists in European Collections and Cataloguing.
For administrative purposes David is based in the European Collections and Cataloguing Department on South Wing 1, although his responsibilities include book selection, ordering and reader service work as well as classification and cataloguing.
Responsibility for the registration of material upon receipt resides with the Materials Processing Department, the Periodicals Department and the Rare Books Department, though none of these has staff specifically devoted to foreign language material.
It can be difficult in a large institution such as the University Library for readers to establish contact with language specialists. Please do not hesitate to contact David whenever you have comments or enquiries relating to the French collections.
David K. Lowe
Phone (external line): 01223 333094
Phone (internal network): 33094