Answered By: Daniel Dylla
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2016     Views: 368

The books are cataloged using the Library of Congress classification system. It was "developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to organize and arrange the book collections of the Library of Congress." Books of a given subject will cluster together. More details on those groupings, called Subject Headings, can be found at the link below.

Each book at HCC has a "call number" on its spine (side), which will help you locate where the book is located on the shelf. They are arranged alphanumerically. Ask for help at the library's circulation desk if you're having trouble finding a specific book.

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