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Thomas W. Cole Library's Home on LibGuides: Quick Guide to Library of Congress Classification (LCC)

Genre Collections at Wiley Cole Library

There are several genre collections at the Thomas W. Cole, Sr. Library .

WBSC  Black Studies Collection.

WJUV   Juvenile Collection.

COLE   Cole Collection.

ARCH   Archives Collection.

If an item is marked Academic Reserves, it will be located behind the circulation desk and has restrictions on use.  Please see the library staff member at the circulation desk for further assistance.

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LCC at Wiley Cole Library

At the Thomas W. Cole, Sr. Library, books are shelved using the Library of Congress Classification (LCC).    

In LCC, each line points you to information that classifies a resource.  At the Cole Library, you may have a special call number to direct you to a special collection, such as WBSC or COLE (more on that below), then the LCC call numbers follow.

From the above spine label, we can conclude this book is shelved in the Class L (Education), subclass LB (Theory and practice of education), by author Drew (.D379), and published in 2010.

Sample of LC spine label

LC Classification

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