Answered By: Reference Librarian
Last Updated: May 15, 2019     Views: 69

The library uses Library of Congress Classification System to shelve (sort) our books. Library of Congress Classification arranges materials by subjects.

  • The first sections of the call number represent the subject of the book.
  • The letter-and-decimal section of the call number often represents the author's last name.
  • The last section of a call number is often the date of publication.

Search the library catalog. When you find a title, write down the Call Number shown, and determine if it's in Reference, the Stacks, or Course Reserves.

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