Understanding Call Numbers. Have you ever wondered how library books are
assigned their places on the shelves? Did you know that the call number -- the ...
A call number represents an item's subject matter and indicates the location on
the shelf where the item can be found. The most common call number type is ...
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Jul 27, 2015 ... Books are filed on the shelves in call number order so that books on similar
subjects are shelved together. To find a book on the shelf, you must ...
How to read a call number. Most of the UIUC Libraries use a modified Dewey
Decimal classification system to keep their books in order. Libraries not using the
A call number is the address of the book in the library ... Reading Call Numbers. 1
. The first line of a call number may begin with one, two, or three letters.
Definition of call number: Alphanumeric code that uniquely identifies and
indicates the location (address) of an item in a library's collection. Call numbers
A Library of Congress call number is a unique number assigned to items in the
Library's collections that represents the item in the Library's online catalog, ...
Library of Congress call numbers always begin with letters of the alphabet. This
system is organized into 21 main classes which are designated by letters of the ...
Dec 15, 2015 ... Download Print version (PDF). Library of Congress call numbers should be read
one line at a time as follows: Example of a complete call ...