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New Student Guide to Library and Computing Services: Research Services

Welcome to the College of Charleston. This guide is an introduction to library and computing services for new students at the College.


Addlestone Library may be the largest library you've seen and worked in. Don't feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available to you! Instead, be smart about your research and let us help you!

Library of Congress Call Numbers!

Remember, when you come to Addlestone Library--and nearly every other college library--you will use the Library of Congress Call Number scheme to help you find books. A call number--even if it starts with a letter--is the address of a book on the shelf. Plus, other books around that book very likely are of similar subjects. It makes browsing a worthwhile activity. 

Want to see it in action? 

Watch this video for more information on how to find books in the library!



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