Answered By: Samantha Martin
Last Updated: Oct 09, 2018     Views: 31

Think of a call number as a book's address, with each piece of the call number getting you closer and closer to the book's location on the shelf. Our library uses the Library of Congress classification system, which is slightly different than the Dewey Decimal System which you may have used previously.  

Using LC classification, each call number starts with a letter or letters. In our library the majority of books can be found on the lower level. On the main level you can find reference books, spotlight collections, new books, and DVDs & CDs.

Try watching this video from Lebanon Valley College for an overview on how to read a call number.  For help locating items in our library, please ask at the User Services Desk or at the Research Desk.