Answered By: Steve Runge
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2021     Views: 1088

Call numbers in BC Libraries follow the Library of Congress Classification (LC) System. Each call number starts with letters, which classify works by subject area. For example, all numbers starting with B are related to Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion, and call numbers starting with BV are related to "Practical Theology." 

 In a catalog record, items in O'Neill Library will show a "Locate" link for a map and exact shelf location.

screenshot of catalog record for the book Vital Christianity : spirituality, justice, and Christian practice, showing the call number and locate link

For books in other libraries, refer to signs and maps among the stacks. When you know the shelf location, it can still be tricky to find the location of an individual book. This is how the sequencing works: