Here you have several search options to choose from. Searches can be done by:
Title – ie. Bermuda Five Centuries
Author – ie. Rosemary Jones
Subject – ie. History
On the search results page, there are many books to chose from. Some books may be found in several locations in the library.
The search results page will indicate: -The call number of the book ie. F 1636 .J6 2009 BDA -If copies are available -If the book has been checked out
The call number is useful in helping to find where the books are located on the shelves. Call numbers may also have a special code for their collection: F 1636 .J6 2009 BDA Bermudiana F 1636 .J6 2009 REF Reference F 1636 .J6 2009 Stacks
Understanding Library of Congress Classification
The Bermuda College Library uses the Library of Congress classification system:
Each shelf is marked alphabetically with one or two letters. This makes it easier to find which shelf to start with.
Next books are then arranged numerically, according to the call number.
Finally, the books are shelved alphabetically by the next letter and decimally by the following number.