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Osterlin Library Catalog

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Use this search bar to find titles outside our catalog, then simply use the 'Get this from MeLCat' icon and enter your name and NMC library barcode (on the back of your student ID card). Your book should arrive in a week or so!

How to Use the Stacks

Like most college and university libraries, Osterlin Library is organized according to the Library of Congress Classification System. In LC, letters correspond to subject categories and materials are organized on the shelves by the letters. Browsing the shelves is a great way to find materials!

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A     General Works

B     Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

C     Auxiliary Sciences of History

D     History: Europe, Asia, Africa

E-F  History: America

G     Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

H     Social Sciences

J     Political Science

K    Law

L     Education

M    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