The General Collection is located on the Second and Third Floors of the
Books and other materials in the General Collection of the Hannon
Library are organized by the Library of Congress (LC) Classification
System--a combination of numbers, or letters and numbers, that indicates
the location or "address" of an item in the library.
- Most academic universities use the Library of Congress Classification
System, while most public libraries use the Dewey Decimal Classification
- Each book in the library has its own unique call number which
is taped to the lower outside edge of the book's spine.
- Books written about the same subject have similar call numbers,
which groups them together on the shelf, making it easier for
you to browse the library collection on a specific topic.
Books are arranged on the shelves as follows:
The books with the following call numbers would be arranged on the
shelf from left to right.
- Alphabetically by the first line of the call number
- Numerically by the second line
- By the third and subsequent lines which consist of letters
and decimal numbers.
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