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Distance Education/Online Learners: Books

Call Numbers

All books  and media items are organized by subject.

Each item, whether print, ebook or CD, is given a call number.

Each call number is unique to the book or video to which it is assigned.

In our library, physical items (books and dvds) are shelved together by their call number. 

  • Books and videos with call numbers A-N are on the 2nd floor.
  • Books and videos with call numbers P-Z are on the 3rd floor.
  • Reference books are on the 1st floor.
  • Reserve items are on the 1st floor on the right side.

Google Book Search

Google has many digitized books in its collection.

Google Book Search

Finding Books

Use SearchAll, our online Library Catalog, to locate books for your project.

You can use the SearchAll box on the Library homepage at https://library.ncc.edu/library.

In the SearchAll box, enter your search terms and select Books and Media from the drop down menu. Ex. Global Warming.

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The results list will display the books we own on the subject. The Call Number tells you where the book may be found on the shelves. In our Library, Call Numbers that start A-N are on the Second Floor while those starting P-Z are on the Third Floor.

First locate the range of books with the first two letters of the Call Number then the whole number that follows.

For instance, to locate the first book on this results list below, find the range of books that start with the letters PS.

Next, look for the books with the whole number 3511 after the PS.

After that, look for the books with .I9 after PS 3511.

Finally, follow the remaining letters and numbers in the Call Number until you have the exact book you want.

Always click on the Availability link to make sure the book is on the shelves and not checked out to another user.

Once you have found the books you need, take them downstairs to the Checkout Desk. With your NCC ID you may borrow the books.

Can't Find It?

 Can't find the book you need here? Check the "Materials from Other Libraries" tab!