Answered By: Robyn Williams Last Updated: Aug 23, 2015 Views: 36
Call numbers organize information into topics. Many Knight-Capron Library materials are assigned call numbers; the call number is placed on a label that attaches to the item. If you have questions, please ask a librarian about the best ways to find and use the call numbers.
The system divides all knowledge into twenty-one basic classes, each identified by a single letter of the alphabet. Most of these alphabetical classes are further divided into more specific subclasses.
For example, class N, Art, has subclasses
as well as several other subclasses.
Individual topics are often broken down by general to specific topic (Impressionism), specific places (Germany), certain time periods (20th century), etc. Each topic is assigned a single number or a span of numbers.