Materials Arrangement

The library adapted an international standard of managing library materials on shelves so that the users would have an easy and accurate process in term of finding them on shelf. UUM Library materials are grouped by subjects of the item and arranged by call number according to Library of Congress Classification System.


What is a Call Number?

As you browse our online library catalogue on certain item your must come across a term called "Call Number" in it's bibliographic information such as below image :

A call number is an address which tells you where the item is located within the library. In the library catalog, the call number is written horizontally but on the book spine, it appears vertically. This making it easier to find a specific call number on the shelves as each item has its own unique call number, which is taped to the lower outside edge or the cover  of the book’s spine.