The Cataloging Department is one of the major units of Charles W. Chesnutt Library. The primary objective of the department is to provide access to the volume of material offered through the library. This task is accomplished through the creation of bibliographic records through Millennium Cataloging. Chesnutt Library is a founding member of the University of North Carolina Coastal Library Consortium, whose purpose is to establish and maintain an efficient online integrated library system for all members and participate in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) cataloging subsystem.
The preparation of the bibliographic records consists of descriptive cataloging, subject cataloging and classification. Chesnutt Library employs the Library of Congress Classification system; Library of Congress Subject Headings and its supplements; the standards provided by the MARC 21 format; and the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). The cataloging staff currently consists of one professional librarian and two University Library Technicians.