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Getting Started - An Introduction to Library Resources: Finding Books

Introduction to the Mendocino College Library's resources and services



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Library of Congress Call Number Classification

The materials in the Mendocino College Library are organized by the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System so that materials on similar subjects are shelved together. Each item is given a subject heading that corresponds to a call number which identifies the location of the item on a shelf. 

Call numbers on book spine labels and on computer screen

Items are arranged on the shelves from left to right, top to bottom, according to call numbers. Call numbers are read in this format:

Breaking down a Library of Congress Call number: QH 365.O8 C49 1995 V.3

Library of Congress Classification

Browse for books at the Mendocino College Library using the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System.  The Library has a guide which will tell you which section to visit for books on a particular subject.  For example, the "N" section includes books about art!

Or you can do a "Virtual Browse by Call Number" to see all of the titles with call numbers starting with "N" for example.

Click the link below to view a copy of this guide.

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Finding Books in Other Libraries

If you can't find what you need at the Mendocino College Library, you can search other local and international library collections. Please be aware that services may be limited due to the pandemic.

Other Libraries

Local and International Catalogs
Mendocino County Library  Lake County Library
SSU Library Santa Rosa Junior College
Library of Congress National Library of Medicine
Digital Library of America WorldCat

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