New “LC Stacks” location in the Morton Library

You may notice a new shelving area at UPSem’s Morton Library this fall — the “LC Stacks”.   We are in the process of changing the classification system that we use to shelve most of our library books in Richmond (“the stacks”).  As we begin to use the Library of Congress (LC) System rather than the Union/Pettee System, we’re shelving newly processed books together in an area called the LC Stacks, starting on Morton’s lower level.

Eventually, as more and more books are shelved according to the LC system, the LC Stacks will expand to all four floors of the Library, but that process will take several years.  In the meantime, most of our books will be split between the regular Stacks and the LC Stacks.  We’ve prepared this web page to provide an overview of how books are arranged in the LC Stacks, and will be placing signage in the Library to provide additional guidance, but please ask for help at the Library’s main service desk if you have trouble locating a title.  Future updates on this and other library developments will be posted on the Library’s home page and on its Facebook page at   We apologize for the inconvenience of this transition.

If you have further questions about this process, please contact Christopher Richardson.