Answered By: Reference Librarian Last Updated: Mar 02, 2017 Views: 65
The library uses Library of Congress Classification System to shelve our books. This is an alphanumeric system meaning that the call number on the spine of the book consists of a combination of letters and numbers. Read the first line of the call number in alphabetical order, the second line as a whole number, the third line as a decimal, and the last line is the date the book was published. Some tips: use the Library Catalog to make sure the book is not checked out and also to find the location of the book (reference, reserves, stacks).