Answered By: Amanda Starkel
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2014     Views: 83

The Butler Libraries use the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System. The call number on the book's label says where the book is shelved in the library and consists of a letter or two, then a number, followed by decimal-based number that usually stands for the author's name and then the year. For a guide to the LC subjects, visit this LC Classification Outline.

Keep note, this system is NOT the dewey decial system, so books are not grouped by genre, they are grouped by subject.