Answered By: Emily Goodspeed
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2018     Views: 46

SUNY Adirondack’s library arranges its materials based on the Library of Congress Call Number System.  Based on a categorization schema developed by the Library of Congress, a call number can be defined as a unique combination of letters and numbers that represent where an item is located in the catalog as well as on the library’s shelves. This classification system allows materials to be grouped together into subject categories, which in turn makes it easier for library patrons to search the catalog and browse the library’s shelves.

A breakdown on the code structure of the Library of Congress call number system is provided in the link displayed below.