What is a Card Catalog?

A card catalog is a system used in a library. The card catalog system is a large file of all of the books that the library contains. In the file are individual cards. These individual cards contain all of the information about particular books within the library. The cards contain information such as an author’s name, date the book was published, where the book was published, the title of the book, and will sometimes have a brief description of the book on the individual card as well.