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Shelf-reading tutorial.
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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About this Tutorial

 This LibGuide is intended primarily as a tutorial in shelf-reading for new library assistants, but might also provide general orientation for those using an academic library organized by the Library of Congress Classification system.

● Most academic libraries use LCC.

● Learn more about the system:

Thomas Jefferson's Library

After the British burned the original Congressional library during the War of 1812, Thomas Jefferson, the debt-ridden former President, sold his vast personal library to the United States government. This collection formed the nucleus of the modern Library of Congress. Read more about it here:


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