Search for books on your specific topic in the FGCU Library Catalog.
When you find a book in the Catalog that you like:
Now you're ready to go to the shelves to find your book(s).
The call number is a book's physical address on the shelf. In the online Library Catalog, you will see: LB2395 .C65 1991.
On the shelf you will see the call number displayed vertically:
Books in the FGCU Library are arranged by the Library of Congress Classification system. Each book's call number begins with a letter, which corresponds to a specific subject. See a list of LOC classes, or what subjects fall under each letter. You can also find this list on posters in the book stacks.
It is not essential to memorize the subject designations to find a book. However, it can be helpful to be aware of for browsing. For example, if you're interested in photography, take a stroll through the TR section between classes someday. Here are a few more areas you might want to explore—or look up your own!
AE = Encyclopedias
CT = Biography
GC = Oceanography
NC = Drawing, Design, Illustration
F306-320 = Florida History
PS = American Literature
RT = Nursing
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