Classification of the Mathematics Library
Our books are clearly arranged by topic according to the MSC - Mathematics Subject Classification , which also describes the content of each book. So every book has a MSC call number (shelfmark) and possibly several other MSC subject codes to describe its content. MSC codes can easily be searched in the Knowledge Portal Primo  search box.
Mathematics Subject Classification is also used by the American Mathematical Society  and the Zentralblatt Math  for indexing books and articles.
Structure of the MSC
The MSC is a hierarchical scheme, with three levels of structure:
|1. = Subject area||11 = Number
|2. = Subject
category||11B = Sequences and sets|
|3. = Topic||11B05 = Density, gaps,
General groups and materials have a two level structure and are represented with a hyphen:
|1. = Subject area||26 = Real
Our Call Number (Shelfmark)
Our call number is made up of the MSC subject code and the first two letters of the first author or editor:
by Gerd Fischer||15-01
write mathematics" by
Norman E. Steenrod, Paul R. Halmos, Menahem M. Schiffer and
Jean A. Dieudonné||00A25
frames" by Peter G.
Casazza and Gitta Kutyniok (Editor)||42C15 ||42C15/Ca_4.Ex.|
Our books are sorted first by MSC, then within the subject code alphabetically by author, then ascending editions of the same book and at last sorted by copy count. The call number can be found at the bottom of the spine of every book.