This picture is of the Murray Library at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania (about 10 minutes away from Harrisburg). I visited Messiah College yesterday and was in awe. I have never seen this many books in person, ever!
During the tour, we stood on a higher level just looking down on all the books. The other girl and I stood there with our mouths hanging open and not listening to a word the tour guide says.
Oh, this picture is of over 400,000 books!
After the tour, my dad and I went back to the library so I could go look at all the books. I was searching for some authors I knew of. I don't know why, but the Bronte sisters were on my mind the whole time.
I walked through the rows and rows of books, confused. There was no fiction section. The call numbers on the nonfiction were really different.
I went back to my dad really confused. he explained to me that they were organized with the Library of Congress' system.
What? I thought there was only the Dewey Decimal system!
I looked up the new classification, and for what I was looking for, I needed to search for books in the P section.
For those not familiar with this classification, here it is: http://library.duke.edu/services/instruction/libraryguide/lcclass.html
It's a bit too confusing. Even finding a book to read is going to be an adventure!