Answered By: Kerry Kilpatrick
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2019     Views: 361

  • First, by collection:
    • Main collection (circulating books - or more simply, books you can check out)
    • Audiovisual collection (VHS, DVDs, and audiobooks)
    • Best Sellers collection (books on the New York Times' Best Sellers List)
    • Graphic Novels
    • Reserve collection (items put on reserve by professors)
  • All of our items in the Main Collection are arranged by call numbers from the Library of Congress Classification System, which organizes every item by subject area. The Library of Congress Classification System is filed first alphabetically, then by number. You can read more about the system here, where we answer "How do I use call numbers to find a book on the shelf?"
Library of Congress Letter    Subject area
 A  General Works
 B  Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
 C  General History
 D  World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc..
 E  American History
 F  History of the US States, Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America
 G  Geography, Anthropology, and Recreation
 H  Social Sciences
 J  Political Science
 K  Law
 L  Education
 M  Music
 N  Fine Arts
 P  Language and Literature
 Q  Science
 R  Medicine and Health
 S  Agriculture
 T  Technology
 U  Military Science
 V  Naval Science
 Z  Library Science

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