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How To Browse For Books

To browse for books on your topic, you need to know where in the library to look. The MCC Library book collection is located in the stacks, also known as the quiet study area. It is to the left and back of the circulation desk.

MCC Library uses Library of Congress Classification System to organize and shelve books in our collection. This means books on the same topic will be shelved next to each other. 

To find out the call number area for a particular topic, it is best to first search the library catalog. to do this, follow the steps below:

To Find a Book on Your Topic:

  • Click on Library Search from the main library website
  • Type your topic in the search box, for example, Spanish Flu
  • Use the drop-down box to the right of the search box to select MCC Library Catalog
  • Hit enter
  • A list of books matching your search will appear
  • Click on the title of a book that most closely matches your topic. 
  • Scroll down to see the call number

Once you have the call number for a book closely related to your topic, you can go to that area of the stacks and look at the other books on the shelf in the same area. They should be related to your topic.