Books are located on all floors of the Livingston Lord Library:
1st floor -- Reference Books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs)
1st floor -- Popular Reading - Selected books that are currently popular.
2nd floor --- Curriculum books that teacher's use in the K-12 school system; Children's and Young Adult books
3rd and 4th floor -- General collection
To locate a book, use the Library Catalog found on the Library Web Site:
Library Map is located at: https://www.mnstate.edu/uploadedImages/Level_2/Content/Livingston_Lord_Library/Library-Map-01.jpg
Read call numbers line by line:
Read the first line in alphabetical order:
A, B, BF, C, D ... L, LA, LB, LC, M, ML ...
Read the second line as a whole number:
1, 2, 3, 45, 100, 101, 1000, 2000, 2430 …
The third line is a combination of a letter and numbers.
Read the letter alphabetically
Read the number as a decimal, for example .M3 = .3
(Some call number have more than one combination letter-number line.)
This is the year the book was published.
Chronological order: 1985, 1987, 1991, 1992 . . .
Broad Library of Congress system breakdown: