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Gould Library staff continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community. Information on remote access to library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page and this FAQ. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance.

Library Tour

Virtually explore the non-virtual parts of the library!

Call Numbers

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. 

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. If you see "CC Periodicals 3rd fl" on the online catalog, this is where they would be located. The shelving for the periodicals is a little different - they are in compact shelving, or movable shelving.

Compact Shelving