Q. What type of order are library books put in at Baker Libraries?
The Baker College libraries use the Library of Congress Classification system. Many academic libraries use this system because it provides a greater precision in most fields and more room for expansion than the Dewey Decimal Classification system which is used primarily in public libraries.
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- You can see an outline of the Library of Congress Classification system at http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/. For example, a book might have a call number of BF 76.7 .P83 2010. BF 76.7 stands for the subject (Psychology), and 2010 indicates that the book was published in 2010.