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The Library of Congress classification system is used at Scholes Library to catalog its collections.  The LC call number is needed to locate a book at Scholes.

Example - Finding a Book

For the book, Ceramics of Picasso by Georges Ramie, the LC call number in the online catalog is:

Oversize NK 4210 P5 R2813 1985

On the book, the LC call number is vertical.

            Oversize
            NK 4210
            P5
            R2813
            1985

 

General Collection books and journals locations

  • Art & Design floor                             call numbers that begin with the letters “A” through “P”
  • Engineering & Science floor            call numbers that begin with the letters “Q” through “Z”

 

Oversize books are shelved in LC order after general collection books. 

On the ends of bookshelves, cards list the call number range for each side of shelves.


Other Book Collections
           
Reference Collection books beginning with “Ref” are shelved in the Reference Room on the 1st floor.  Reference books are for use in the library only.

Reserve Collection books shelved behind the Circulation/Reserves Desk are for use in the library only and must be checked out.

 

Refer to the Scholes Library Layout Map for further assistance to locate books and journals.

Ask for help at the Reference or the Circulation Desks if you cannot find a book or section.