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Umoja ASTEP: Finding Books

This guide will help you find the resources you need for the Umoja ASTEP learning community at Bakersfield College.

Using the Library Catalog

You can access the BC Library Catalog by clicking on the first link below, and access the library's E-Book collection by clicking on the second link! 

Search the library catalog for a specific Library of Congress subject heading (topic) by clicking on one of the following links.

Finding Books on the Library Shelf

Call Number= the address of the book on its spine

The signs on the end of the bookcases only refer to first two lines of a call #.

Pay attention to "collection" on the book entry in the catalog:  

REFERENCE= Green-labeled bookcases

GENERAL= White-labeled bookcases

Once in correct aisle, read call number, matching one line at a time, until find the right book.  Browse the shelves around it for possibly more books on your topic.

Library of Congress Classification System