Answered By: Sarah Johnson
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2014     Views: 47

Each book in the library has been assigned a unique call number using the Library of Congress classification system, according to its subject focus.  A call number begins with one or two letters, followed by a series of numbers.  A call number label is affixed to the spine of each book, and books are shelved in alphanumeric order according to their call numbers. This means that you will find books about the same subject near each other on the bookshelves. The number portion of the call number should be read as a whole number. This means that the call number ML 420.2 .S529 will come before the call number ML 1727 .S529 on the book shelf.

Call number locations (Main Collection):

A-G: 2nd floor

H-Z: 3rd floor

Collection locations:

Main collection: 2nd & 3rd floors

Periodicals: 2nd floor

Children's Literature: 2nd floor

Curriculum Lab: 2nd floor

Microfilm/microfiche: Main floor

Reference Collection: Main floor

 

 

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