Most print books in the Full Sail Library's collection are arranged by Library of Congress classification. This system of organization groups books with like subjects together on the library shelves. Each book is identified by a unique call number (shelf location), which is found on the spine or the cover of the book and in the book's catalog record.
The books are organized alphabetically by Library of Congress subject letters and numbers. This allows for easier browsing and the ability to locate books with similar subjects.
Sample Call Number: BF 637 .S8 G695 2012
|BF||Read in alphabetical order: BF shelved before BH|
|637||Read in numeric order as a whole number. 637 shelved before 638|
|.S8||Read the letter in alphabetical order, and read the number as a decimal. .S8 shelved before .S81|
|G695||If there's another letter/number combination, read that number as a decimal even though the decimal point is omitted: G695 shelved before G7|
|2012||If there's a publication date, read it in numeric order|
Components of the Call Number Line by Line
BF Books are arranged alphabetically by LOC classification. The first letter of an LOC call number identifies the general class or subject the call number falls within.
637 Numbers follow the letters. The number identifies the topic/sub-topic of the book.
.G695 Alpha-numeric designation further distinguishes the book, identifying the author or the title of the book.
2012 The publication year or edition of a volume.
Library of Congress classification groups together works on the same subject. For more detail about each classification, click on the letter.
Graphic Novels - arranged alphabetically by title and then volume
|GRN||Graphic novel collection|
|ARC||Alphabetical by title|
Movies (DVD/Blu-ray) - arranged within genre, alphabetically by title then series/season if appropriate
|TV||Genre (color coded spine label)|
Video Games - arrange by gaming platform alphabetically by title
|GAM||Video game collection|