Use the pull-down bar next to the search box to look specifically for items in our library.
Write the call number down. You will need it to locate the book in the library.
The Location will tell you what area of the library the book is located:
If you aren’t sure, ask us and we’ll be glad to help.
For Main Stack and Reference books, head to the location the catalog indicated. You’ll see cards on the shelves which contain a range of call numbers. Head to the shelves that would contain the call number you are looking for.
For example, PZ7.R79835 Har 1998 would be located on these shelves.
Read the first line in alphabetical order:
A, B, BF, C, D, DR, E… J, K, KE, KF… M, N…
Read the second line as a whole number
1, 2, 3, 4… 22, 23, 24… 100, 200, 240, 300…
The third line is a combination of letter and numbers. Read the letter alphabetically and read the number like a decimal.
The last set of numbers is the year published, and they are organized in order.
A good rule of thumb is to look for the section on the shelves that contain the first set of letters, then within that section, look for the next set of numbers, followed by the letter/number combination.