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Services: Call Numbers and Locations (Organization of Collections)
Call Numbers and Locations
Library Handbook TOC
  1. Adaptive Technology
  2. Behavior
  3. Call Numbers & Locations
  4. Circulation & Reserves
  5. Fines, Fees, Limits
  6. Library Cards
  7. Library PINs
  8. Printers and Copiers
  9. Renew Your Books
  10. Reference
The Libraries (Goleman and South Campus @ Mountain House) are organized by "location."

Locations (in order of use/popularity):
  • Reserves
  • Main Book Collection
  • Compact Discs
  • Juvenile Picture Books
  • Skills Express
  • New Readers
  • Audiobooks
  • Oversize
  • Archives
  • Reference
Within each Location, materials are arranged by Call Number.
Library of Congress Call Number is used in all locations (except Compact Discs ).
Library of Congress Call Numbers (LC)
Used for all Locations except Compact Disc and Records
  • The call numbers in the catalog (letters and numbers) match the letters and numbers on the spine of the book.
  • Books on similar subjects have similar call numbers.
  • The first 2 lines of the call number describe a subject area in a letter/number combination
  • The third line is a "decimal" number. Read .G8 as .G800 For this reason: .G735 shelves before .G8
  • Sometimes, there is a fourth line, and it is also a "decimal" number.
  • The last line is usually the year of publication
  • If an item is a part of a multi-part set, the last line may be a volume or part number.
History : General & Old World. (Arranged in correct LC order)
v. 10
v. 11

Additional information about LC Call Numbers:

Library of Congress Call Number outline
o A General Works
o B Philosophy (General)
o BF Psychology
o BJ Ethics
o BL-BX Religions
o C Auxiliary Sciences of History
o D History: General and Old World
o E History: United States (General)
o F History: United States (local). Canada. Latin America
o G Geography. Maps. Anthropology. Recreation
o H Social Sciences (General)
o HA Statistics
o HB - HJ Economics. Business. Finance
o HM-HX Sociology
o J Political Science
o K Law (General)
o L Education
o M Music
o N Fine Arts (General)
o NA Architecture
o NB Sculpture
o NC Graphic Arts
o ND Painting
o NK Decorative arts. Applied arts
o P General Philology and Linguistics
o PA Classical Language & Literatures
Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature
Medieval and Modern Latin Literature
o PC Romance Languages
o PE English Language
o PF Germanic Languages
o PG Slavic Languages & Literature
o PL Asian Languages & Literature
o PN World Literature
o PN Broadcasting. Theater. Journalism
o PQ Romance Literatures
o PR English Literature
o PS American Literature
o PT Germanic Literatures
o PZ Children's Literature
o Q Science (General)
o QA Mathematics
o QA Computer Science
o QB Astronomy
o QC Physics
o QD Chemistry
o QE Geology
o QH Ecology & Natural History
o QK Botany
o QL Zoology
o QP Physiology
o QR Bacteriology, Immunology & Virology
o QR Molecular biology
o R Medicine (General)
o RC Psychiatry
o RC Sports Medicine
o RM Pharmacology
o RM Nutrition
o RM Physical Therapy
o RS Pharmacy & material medicine
o S Agriculture (General)
o S Conservation of natural resources
o SB Plant (Crop) Science
o SB Landscape Architecture
o SD Forestry
o SF Animal Science
o SH Fish & Fisheries
o SK Wildlife Management
o T Technology (General)
o TA-TH Civil Engineering
o TD Pollution & Environmental Technology
o TH Building construction
o TJ Mechanical Engineering
o TK Electrical Engineering
o TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
o TN Mining and Metallurgy
o TP Chemical Engineering
o TP Genetic Engineering
o TR Photography
o TS Manufactures. Industry
o TT Crafts. Fashion
o TX Home Economics. Nutrition
o U-V Military and Naval Science
o Z Library Science. Bibliography
(Compact Discs and Records Only)

Outline of the "ANSCR" (Alpha numberic system for classification of recordings) scheme for Music Recordings
*(If recorded content is based on a printed text, Goleman uses LC for these categories, otherwise we use ANSCR.) LC and ANSCR to be shelved in separate bins.
A Music Appreciation J Electronic and mechanical music
B Opera K Musical show and operetta: complete and excerpt
C Choral Music L Soundtrack music for Motion pictures and Television
D (Solo) Vocal Music M Popular music
E Orchestral Music MA Pop music
EA General Orchetral MC
Country/Western/Bluegrass Music
Comtemporary Gospel
EB Ballet MJ Jazz Music
EC Concertos MR Rock Music
ES Symphonies P American folk and Native American music (inc. Zydeco, Cajun, Native American, Cowboy songs, Hawaiian, etc.)
F Chamber Music Q International (Folk and Pop)
Arranged by Region, then Country
G Solo Instrumental Music R Holiday music
GG Solo guitar S Humor
GO Solo organ T Plays*
GP Solo piano U Poetry*
GS Solo stringed instruments (i.e. Harp) V Prose*
GV Solo violin W Documentary*
GW Solo wind instruments X Instructional
GX Solo percussion and unusual instruments Y Sound effects / special effects
H Band music Z Children's recordings
ZI Children's Instructional
ZM Music for children
ZS Children's spoken word*

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Last update: Sep 21, 2015


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