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Shifting for LC: Home

What's going on with the books?

Walker Library is condensing the books in the main collection that are classified using the Dewey Decimal System. New books will be classified using the Library of Congress Classification System (LC) and shelved together on the 2nd floor. Dewey books are being shifted and shelved tightly together to create empty shelves for the new LC collection.

Both Dewey and LC books in the main collection will be available to check out.

Why is the library switching to LC?

The Library of Congress Classification System is used by most academic libraries. Books will be organized by subjects that better fit researchers needs. Walker Library will now belong to a community of LC libraries which should help us to get new books on the shelves more quickly.