Answered By: Library Circulation Last Updated: Mar 28, 2018 Views: 245
Once you find a book you want to check out of the library, make note of the call number. Call numbers are a series of numbers and letters that represent the subject of the book and determine the location of the book, acting as the book’s “address” on the library shelf.
Make note of the location of the book. Here the book is in the "Stacks" meaning that the book is located on either the 2nd or 3rd floor of the library. Books are filed alphabetically by call number.
Call numbers beginning with A-K are located on the 2nd floor
Call numbers beginning with L-Z are located on the 3rd floor
This book's call number is RA418.5.T73 M238 1995 meaning it will be located on the 3rd floor.
Once on the appropriate floor, find which bookshelf the book is on by looking at the call number ranges posted on the end of each bookshelf. First start with the letter: RA comes after R and before RB. Then look at the number: RA418.5 is after RA400 and before RA500.
Browse the shelf till you start finding books with call numbers that begin with the same code as the book that you are looking for keeping in mind that the books are in alphabetical and numerical order.
After the first letter and number code of the call number, the remain part of the call number reads like decimals: RA418.5.T73 comes before RA418.5.T8 but after RA418.5.T721
This shelf has books with call numbers from RA418.5.P6 D95 to RA422.I5943. Your book should be on this shelf: