Reading LC Call Numbers

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Reading LC Call Numbers

  1. 1. WHAT DO ALL THOSENUMBERS MEAN ANYWAY? UNDERSTANDING LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBERS
  2. 2. ? How are Books Arranged in Our LibraryLibrary classification systems arrange books on the library shelves by a. Author b. Title c. Year of Publication d. Subject
  3. 3. ? How are Books Arranged in Our LibraryLibrary classification systems arrange books on the library shelves by a. Author b. Title c. Year of Publication d. Subject
  4. 4. Library of Congress Classification System Arranges books and videos A - Z by Subject A General Works B Philosophy, Religion C Auxiliary sciences of history, Biography D History--Old World E-F History--America G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation H Social Sciences J Political Science K Law L Education M Music scores and books on music N Fine Arts P Language and Literature Q Science R Medicine S Agriculture T Technology U Military Science V Naval Science Z Bibliography, Library Science
  5. 5. You’ve found a book with the call number BC 15.5 .D4 How do you read this call number?MainBC15.5.D4
  6. 6. You’ve found a book with the call number BC 15.5 .D4 How do you read this call number? Location in the Library - Main or Ref or Video….MainBC15.5.D4
  7. 7. You’ve found a book with the call number BC 15.5 .D4 How do you read this call number? Location in the Library : Main or Ref or Video…. Broad LC Subject Area – read alphabetically A - ZMainBC15.5.D4
  8. 8. You’ve found a book with the call number BC 15.5 .D4 How do you read this call number? Location in the Library : Main or Ref or Video…. Broad Subject Area – read alphabetically A - Z Narrower Subject Area – read as a regular numberMainBC15.5.D4
  9. 9. You’ve found a book with the call number BC 15.5 .D4 How do you read this call number? Location in the Library : Main or Ref or Video…. Broad Subject Area – read alphabetically A - Z Narrower Subject Area – read as a regular numberMainBC Read the letter A – Z and the number as a decimal15.5.D4
  10. 10. Let’s put these in the right orderMain Main Main Main Main MainBC BC B BC BC BC15.5 15.5 351 15.5 2 10.D31 .D3 .C3 .D4 .C3 .C3
  11. 11. Main Main Main Main Main MainBC BC B BC BC BC15.5 15.5 351 15.5 2 10.D31 .D3 .C3 .D4 .C3 .C3 1
  12. 12. Main Main Main Main Main MainBC BC B BC BC BC15.5 15.5 351 15.5 2 10.D31 .D3 .C3 .D4 .C3 .C3 1 2
  13. 13. Main Main Main Main Main MainBC BC B BC BC BC15.5 15.5 351 15.5 2 10.D31 .D3 .C3 .D4 .C3 .C3 1 2 3
  14. 14. Main Main Main Main Main MainBC BC B BC BC BC15.5 15.5 351 15.5 2 10.D31 .D3 .C3 .D4 .C3 .C3 4 1 2 3
  15. 15. Main Main Main Main Main MainBC BC B BC BC BC15.5 15.5 351 15.5 2 10.D31 .D3 .C3 .D4 .C3 .C3 5 4 1 2 3
  16. 16. Main Main Main Main Main MainBC BC B BC BC BC15.5 15.5 351 15.5 2 10.D31 .D3 .C3 .D4 .C3 .C3 5 4 1 6 2 3
  17. 17. If you can put these books spines in order, you can find books in our Library !

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