Answered By: Reference Librarian Last Updated: May 15, 2019 Views: 68
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.