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  • 1. WHAT DO ALL THOSENUMBERS MEAN ANYWAY? UNDERSTANDING LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBERS
  • 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. ? 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. 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. You’ve found a book with the call number BC 15.5 .D4 How do you read this call number?MainBC15.5.D4
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. If you can put these books spines in order, you can find books in our Library !