Answered By: Reference Librarian
Last Updated: Mar 02, 2017     Views: 61

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). 

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