International Baccalaureate Students

Reading Library of Congress Call Numbers

The USF Libraries uses the Library of Congress (LC) Classification system to shelve most books. Library of Congress classification is a method that groups books on a similar subject in the same general area. Most large college and university libraries use LC classification to arrange the library's collection. The USF Libraries also arrange Government publications using Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) Classification system. Books in the children's collection are arranged using the Dewey Decimal System. 

Make sure that you write down the entire call number before searching for books in the stacks. 


Anatomy of a Call number

Library of Congress Call Number Arrangement on the Shelf