Frequently Asked Questions

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Please note: Some information in this FAQ may be temporarily inaccurate due to COVID service disruptions. For up-to-date details, please visit the NEIU Libraries COVID Operating Plan.

How are the books arranged in the library?


The NEIU Libraries use the Library of Congress classification system. This means all of our call numbers start with a letter, and that the books are arranged alphabetically by call number. Generally, you will locate books in the library based on this call number. So...

Call numbers starting with... Can be found on...
A-E Lower Level
F-G 1st Floor
H-M 3rd Floor
N-Z 4th Floor

However, some books are part of collections that have call numbers starting with unique letters designating those collections. Locate these materials using the chart below:

Call numbers starting with... Can be found on...
CMC 3rd Floor
CTR 3rd Floor
DOC 2nd Floor
REF 1st Floor