Answered By: Holly Schettler
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2014     Views: 15

We use the Dewey Decimal System to organize our books. So how do you read a call number? Let's use this call no. as an example: 293.211 D895g

First read in whole number/decimal order: 293.211. Find this section in the library shelves.

Next, the first letter is in alphabetical order. Go to the "D" section of 293.211.

Numbers following the letter are in decimal order: 895

A lower case letter may follow these numbers in alphabetical order: g

In some cases, there may be a publication date that follows. This date is in numerical order.

Most books are located on the third floor of the learning center. Reference books have a call number that begins with "R" and are located on the second floor of the learning center.

If you need further assistance, talk to a librarian.

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