First indicator - Additional information about custodian

1  Holder of originals

2  Holder of duplicates

Second indicator:

#  Undefined


a  Custodian (NR)

b  Postal address (R)

c  Country (R)

d  Telecommunications address (R)

g  Repository location code (NR)

3  Materials specified (NR)

6  Linkage (NR)

8  Field link and sequence number (R)

NOTE:  See MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (535 Location of Originals/Duplicates Note) for code definitions not given below.


Use field 535 to record the name and address of the repository with custody over originals or duplicates of the described materials.  This field is used only when the originals or duplicates are housed in a repository different from that of the materials being described.

Editing instructions

This field does not end with a mark of punctuation unless it ends with an abbreviation, initial/letter, or other data that ends with a mark of punctuation.

First indicator - Additional information about custodian

The first indicator position contains a value that specifies whether the custodian is the holder of the original or a duplicate of the described materials.


$a  Custodian.

Input the name of the custodian in subfield $a.

535 1# $3 Coal reports $a American Mining Congress; $b 1920 N St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20036; $d 202-861-2800

$b  Postal address.

Input the postal address in subfield $b.

535 2# $3 Newspaper holdings, v. 1, no. 1-v. 3, no. 230 $a Imperial War Museum $b London, England

535 2# $3 Newspaper holdings, v. 3, no. 123-v. 4, no. 175 $a Gordon W. Prange Collection, University of Maryland $b College Park, MD

[Repeated field 535 for multiple repositories.]

$c  Country.

Input the country of the repository in subfield $c.

535 2# $3 German notebook $a Yale University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Archives; $b Box 1603A Yale Station, New Haven, CT 06520; $c USA; $d 203-436-4564

$d  Telecommunications address.

Input the telephone number in subfield $d.

535 1# $3 Company histories $a U.S. Army Military History Institute; $b Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013; $d 717-245-3601, 3434 $g pau

$g  Repository location code.

Input in subfield $g a two- or three-character MARC 21 code for the country of the repository holding originals or duplicates of the material.  The source of the repository location code is MARC Code List for Countries that is maintained by the Library of Congress.

535 2# $3 Harrison papers $a Neils Bohr Library, Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics; $b 335 East 45th Street, New York, NY $g nyu

$3  Materials specified.

Input in subfield $3 the specific material, if any, to which the location applies.

535 2# $3 Duplicate transcripts $a Pennsylvania State University Archives; $b University Park, PA

$6  Linkage.

For instructions on the use of subfield $6, see field 880.

Related fields, etc.


535 Location of Originals/Duplicates Note  (MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data)

See also:

5XX  Note Fields

Variable Data Fields

Section E.  MARC 21 Format for Serials as Applied Within CONSER

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