Library of Congress Classification

To find your book, see if it is Library of Congress or Cutter, then look at how the call number begins, and then at the table below to see where that is in the building. It’s complicated, so don’t hesitate to ask for help!

The BA [or We] shelve by size to maximize our space and the following in call numbers indicate whether a book is small (.), medium (+) , or at the beginning of the call number large (Lg.)

LC Call #CollectionPoint (.)Plus (+)Lg. (Lg.)
AGeneraliaDrum 2: UpDrum 2: UpDrum 2: Up
BReligion, Philosophy, PsychologyBasementBasementBasement
CBiography3rd Floor3rd Floor3rd Floor
DHistory: General and Old World4th Floor Gallery4th Floor Gallery4th Floor Gallery
EAmerican History4th Floor4th Floor4th Floor
FLocal History4th Floor4th Floor4th Floor
GGeography, Anthropology, SportsDrum 2: UpDrum: 3 UpDrum: 3 Up
HSocial SciencesBasementBasementBasement
JPolitical ScienceBasementBasementBasement
MMusicLower PilgrimLower PilgrimLower Pilgrim
NArt, ArchitectureFirst Floor: Bow RoomArt DepartmentArt Dept.
P-PNLiteratureDrum 2: UpLower PilgrimLower Pilgrim
PQ-PTLiteratureDrum: 2 DownLower PilgrimLower Pilgrim
PZ1Story Collections2nd Floor Gallery2nd Floor Gallery 
PZ3Fiction2nd Floor Gallery and Second Floor2nd Floor GalleryDrum: 2 Down
PZ4 A-SFictionDrum: 2Drum: 2 DownDrum: 2 Down
PZ4 T-ZFictionDrum: 2 Down Drum: 2 DownDrum: 2 Down
QScienceLower PilgrimLower PilgrimLower Pilgrim
RMedicineLower PilgrimLower PilgrimLower Pilgrim
SAgriculture, GardeningLower PilgrimLower PilgrimLower Pilgrim
TTechnology, PhotographyLower PilgrimLower PilgrimLower Pilgrim
UMilitary ScienceDrum 2: UpDrum: 3 Up 
VNaval HistoryDrum 2: UpDrum: 3 UpDrum: 3 Up
ZBook Arts, BibliographyBasementBasementBasement
Ref. TravelTravel GuidesFirst Floor: Bow Room