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Boatwright Memorial Library

Current Stacks Arrangement

***This will be periodically updated as the library undergoes renovations.

Level B2 - Oversize, Super Oversize, and call numbers A-Z

  • B2 Annex - Call numbers PN-Z, Periodicals, and Maps/Atlases

Level B1 - under construction Spring 2022 (houses no materials)

First Floor - Recreational Reading (including audiobooks), New Books, Reference (in Collaborative Area)

Second Floor - DVD collection, current magazines and newspapers, faculty publications, alumni publications

***CDs, some DVDs, and music-related print materials are housed in Parsons Music Library in Booker Hall. You may be required to run an errand to this location from time to time to retrieve or return items for interlibrary loan. We occasionally return items to the Law Library as well. Unsure where your errand is? Use the Campus Map or ask your supervisor/coworkers for directions.

Library of Congress Training

Below are some interactive training links and tutorials to help you sharpen your LC skills:


LCC Basics:

  • The first line of the call number is always a letter and is filed alphabetically
  • The second line is a whole number and is filed numerically
  • The third (and sometimes 4th) line is begins with a decimal followed by a letter &a number 
  • Each item in a Cutter number should be looked at separately and numbers are treated like decimals 
  • Other lines may contain info like volume numbers, copy numbers or publication dates
  • Letters come before numbers
  • Nothing comes before something (i.e, PR1041 .C3 2012 comes before PR1041 . C3 2012 v.2)
  • No date comes before something with a date