Answered By: Sharon Nangle Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015 Views: 68
Tips for Finding Books on the Shelf
Read call numbers line by line.
Read the first line in alphabetical order:
A, B, BF, C, D... L, LA, LB, LC, M, ML…
Read the second line as a whole number:
1, 2, 3, 45, 100, 101, 1000, 2000, 2430…
The third line is a combination of a letter and numbers. Read the letter alphabetically. Read the number as a decimal, eg:
.C65 = .65 .C724 = .724
Some call numbers have more than one combination letter-number line.
The last line is the year the book was published. Read in chronological order:
1985, 1991, 1992...
If you have any problems finding a book on the shelf, please ask the staff at the Library Helpdesk for assistance.