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Library Call Numbers

How to find library materials using the Library of Congress Classification System (LCC).

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1. Once you have the call number and location for an item, head to the correct level of the library.  

2. Use the range finders at the end of each aisle to locate the correct section.  

Range finders from the end of an aisle of books.

3. Use the call number to locate the correct item on the shelves. Shelves are arranged from top to bottom,
    then start again at the top of the next column. 
An image that shows the pattern and layout of library shelves.              

4. Congratulations, hopefully you found it!  If you were unable to locate it, try checking the 
    waiting shelves where recently returned books are stored. You can also check with staff at the
    Circulation Desk for assistance.