A QUICK DEFINITION OF LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
CLASSIFICATION IS THAT: It's an alphanumeric
system of classification used by the Library of Congress that describes
books via letters and numbers that correspond to the subject and title/author
information. Its the same system used by most academic libraries.
Phew, but what does that really mean?
It bascially means that we arrange books by
the call number, which acts like the street address for the book.. Once
you get that call number you can easily find the book and pull it off
the shelf. In addition, since the books in the Library of Congress Classification
scheme are organized by subject. Once you have the call number of the
book you are looking for, you can easily find more on that same topic
on the same set of shelves.
Take this record from EUREKA as an
The call number is F
F stands for
United States Local History
for New York
the authors last name
Want to know more? Check
for a complete Library of Congress Classification Outline.
Books in the Library can be
found on the:
Lower Level Master's
2nd Floor South Side A-HZ
3rd Floor North Side J-PR
4th Floor North Side PR