The Library of Congress Classification system is an alpha-numeric system and is used throughout our collection. The first line of the call number represents the general subject of the book. The second line is a number defining the more specific subject area. The third line contains the first letter of the author's last name and the designated author's number (a decimal).
Books are shelved in the order of their call numbers with the exception of the Periodicals Collection which is arranged alphabetically by title. In some instances the Library owns two or more copies of a title, and the separate copies may be housed in different places. Ranges of call numbers are located in various floors throughout the building. Locations are identified in the on-line catalog. Please consult with a Library staff member if you have difficulty locating the material you wish to see.