Our catalog is browser-based. Go to http://lib.misd.net Select Lake Shore High School and click on the catalog tab. To see recently acquired books, click on the categories minitab. Note the lists labeled New Books followed by the month and year.
Call numbers are like a book's address. The first line of a call number tells you what section of the library to go to. The second line directs you to the correct shelf.
The first two and a half bookcases contain our fiction collection. Fiction books are imaginative stories shelved alphabetically by the author's last name, then title. Their call numbers begin with F or FIC. For example, F ROW or FIC SHA. To help you quickly locate genres, Mystery, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Gothic Romance, Adventure, and Historical Fiction have picture labels affixed to the spine. Classroom novels (required reading for English classes) are located along the brick wall.
Bookcases three thru six contain the nonfiction collection. Reference and career center books are merged with the nonfiction. Nonfiction books are factual writings shelved according to their subject. Every subject is assigned a Dewey number, so the books are in order from smallest to largest Dewey number. All books with the same Dewey number (since many books are written on the same subject) are then organized by the author's last name. Nonfiction call numbers begin with a number. For example, 796.323 GRA. Most public libraries use the Dewey Decimal System, so if you are interested in a particular subject, you can go to St. Clair Shores' Public Library and look in their nonfiction section under the same number. For example, books by Shakespeare are assigned the number 822.33 SHA. You can find William's works at 822.33 SHA in our library and any other library that uses the Dewey Decimal System.
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