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The children’s book collections at the Mack and Monroe Campus Libraries are arranged by two levels of organization: reading level and subject area. Books are first divided into three categories determined by the difficulty of the text:
*Titles that could be considered appropriate for the “Juvenile” reading level based on text difficulty, but contain sensitive or mature themes, may be placed in the “Young Adult” category.
Once reading level has been determined, the books are assigned a Library of Congress (LC) classification number, which groups materials on the shelf by subject.
Nonfiction children’s books are given the same LC classification numbers as their adult counterparts; for example, a book about Martin Luther King, Jr. would fall under call number E 185.97 .K5, regardless of whether the content was intended for children or adults.
Fiction children’s books are assigned the LC classification “PZ,” which is subdivided as follows:
Books in the “PZ” call number range are further organized by author’s last name, which is represented by the letter occurring after the decimal point in the call number. For example, the call number for the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Numeroff, is PZ 7 .N964 1985. This helps to keep all the books written by a particular author, within one genre, grouped together on the same shelf.