Dec 9, 2010
Materials from the English Library and Modern Language and Linguistics Library that are being transferred into the new Literatures and Languages Library will be converted into the Library of Congress (LC) Classification. The new library will open on January 18, 2011.
The Literatures and Languages Library joins the Music and Performing Arts Library, the Asian Library, and the Law Library in making use of the LC classification for its materials. For information on reading LC call numbers, please see:
For more information on our decision to introduce the LC classification to the new library, please see Library of Congress Classification Conversion for the Literatures and Languages Library: Background and Benefits
We will experience a transition period as materials are converted into the LC Classification and transferred into the new Literatures and Languages Library. Where are the Books? provides more detail on where to find materials from the libraries during the transition. We will strive to make the materials as accessible as possible to patrons throughout the process. Between now and the opening of the library, you may see items in the catalog that look like this:
Any items with the new "Literatures and Languages" location in Voyager will be available by request through December 17th, Between December 17 and January 18, please try the I-Share catalog if you need a particular item or contact one of the Literatures and Languages Librarians to arrange access to these materials.
If you have questions, please contact Paula Carns, Head of Literatures and Languages Library (firstname.lastname@example.org)