Call numbers are addresses which help us locate materials in the library. The call number assigned to an item indicates its subject matter, author and title.
An Academic Institution such as Queens College uses the Library of Congress (LC) system.
In this section you will learn about the call number system, how to find a book by call number and how books are shelved.
Books on the shelves are arranged by the Library of Congress Classification System — a system used by most academic libraries. Every combination of numbers and letters defines a subject. For example, if you browse the N section every book with this call number is about Art.
|B||Philosophy and Religion|
|D||History (Old World)|
|E||American History (U.S.)|
|F||American History (Local and Canada, Mexico and Latin America)|
|G||Geography, Anthropology, and Folklore|
|HQ||Family, Marriage, Home|
|ML||Literature of Music|
|P||Language and Literature|
|Z||Bibliography and Library Science|