Welcome to Dartmouth College Libraries! Please consult this site to help you become familiar with Dartmouth Libraries and identify key services and personal contacts you may find helpful in your first weeks at Dartmouth.
Here are a few examples.
Most of our collection uses the Library of Congress ("LC") classification, which organizes material by subject (just like Dewey Decimal), but starts with letters instead of numbers. Library of Congress classification assigns letters of the alphabet to subjects. For instance, in the "J" section of Berry level 4, you will find books on political science.
A Map and guide to the stacks of Baker-Berry library will help you identify where the books are located according to Library of Congress classification.
Library of Congress Classification
- A — GENERAL WORKS
- B — PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION
- C — AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
- D — WORLD HISTORY AND HISTORY OF EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ETC.
- E — HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
- F — HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
- G — GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION
- H — SOCIAL SCIENCES
- J — POLITICAL SCIENCE
- K — LAW
- L — EDUCATION
- M — MUSIC AND BOOKS ON MUSIC
- N — FINE ARTS
- P — LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
- Q — SCIENCE
- R — MEDICINE
- S — AGRICULTURE
- T — TECHNOLOGY
- U — MILITARY SCIENCE
- V — NAVAL SCIENCE
- Z — BIBLIOGRAPHY. LIBRARY SCIENCE. INFORMATION RESOURCES (GENERAL)
- The Library Web Site (http://library.dartmouth.edu/) gives you 24-hour access to many of our resources and services
- Search the library catalog to find locations and call numbers of items in our collection.
- Use your Campus ID Card to borrow books or other library materials, including course reserves.
- 24 hour study space: The 1902 Room in Baker and the Novack Café in Berry are open 24 hours a day with your ID. The café is open until 2am during sessions.
Last Updated: 1/5/12