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Library Tour

Virtually explore the non-virtual parts of the library!

Books on 3rd

Books on 3rd

This floor houses call numbers N - Z based off of the Library of Congress Classification System.

The LC system organizes books and other library materials by subject, to make it easier for you to browse the shelves for materials on a specific topic. LC call numbers always begin with letters of the alphabet, and this first letter indicates a subject area.  The remaining numbers and letters further divide the subject into more specific topics.  The Carleton collection starts with the A's on the first floor, and ends with the Z's on the third floor. 


Compact shelves

Some of the books on 3rd are in compact shelving. If you're looking for a book in these shelves, look for signs to help navigate!

movable shelves

More About Using Books

The Libe is an "open stack" library, which means that for all of the books, you can just come in, browse the shelves, and take down what you like to explore. If you want to check books out, just take them, along with your OneCard, to the Circulation Desk near the doors. Leave the shelving to us! You do not need to re-shelve items you have removed from the shelves. Place items on the nearest red cart and we will re-shelve them.


The collection of bound periodicals can be found on the southeast side of this floor, in compact shelving.