Popular materials are generally within D-F and P which are located on the 2nd floor.
WORLD HISTORY AND HISTORY OF EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ETC. -- D
HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS -- E
HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS -- F
If looking for other topics such as art, photography, cooking, children's or young adult, or any other topics check out the Hobbies tab! Or just search the catalog!
When you are looking for a print book in our library, always start with the top line of the call number. Remember, books are arranged alphabetically by this top line. For example, all BR numbers are together, after BP and before BS, and all B’s come after all combinations of A and before all combinations of C, like this:
B . . . BP, BR, BS, . . . C, CA, CB . . .
When books have identical letter lines, look to the number line next. Books are ordered using whole numbers on this line. For example:
When the top two lines are identical, look to the third line. Books are first ordered alphabetically; books with the same letter in the third line are then arranged by decimal number (not whole number.) The following call numbers are in correct order:
When the top three lines are identical, look to the fourth line. If it contains a letter followed by numbers, items are organized by letter and, within each letter, by decimal number. (Note that this works just like the line above it, treating the numbers as a decimal even though there is no visible decimal point.) The following call numbers are in correct order:
Multiple editions of a book will have the same call number, except for the last line, which will be the year of publication. Later years are shelved after earlier ones.
Some call numbers will include lines at the bottom to describe the volume, issue or part of the larger publication. These are shelved in alphabetical or numerical order, whichever is used. The following example is in correct order:
*Adapted from the University Michigan Libraries - Library of Congress Call Numbers LibGuide.
Below are some of our ebook offerings but you can also search Bates LibrarySearch:
Note: Audiobooks are available from Download Library (link below). Ladd Library does not collect audiobooks on CD, but you may request CD audiobooks from Colby and Bowdoin.
The Download Library provides ebooks and audiobooks that can be accessed through the web or through the cloudlibrary app on your phone or tablet.
Click on Log In and enter your Bates ID to access in your browser, or download the cloudlibrary app onto a device. Our library is listed as "Lewiston: Bates College Library" on the dropdown menu. You can consult the cloudlibrary help or get help at the Ladd Library Circulation Desk.
ComicsPlus - An online library with thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from variety of library friendly publishers. You will need to follow these directions on the Maine Infonet page to create an account.