Browsing Brookens: Understanding Call Numbers

Have you ever wondered how our library books are organized on the shelves? Books in our library are organized by Library of Congress call numbers – the numbers on the spine of the book – which is why you always need the call number when looking for a book in our General Collection up on the 4th floor of Brookens. This system uses a combination of letters and numbers to arrange materials by subject so knowing how our books are organized will help you find your books a bit more easier.

Here’s a quick video to introduce you to understanding how our books are organized and using library call numbers to find a book you are looking for.