Answered By: Gretchen Scronce Last Updated: Dec 04, 2020 Views: 145
A call number tells you where to find a book on the library shelves (the "stacks"). Call numbers are a mixture of letters and numbers. Think of them as the book's "address" on the shelf. The call number will display in the catalog record--see the image below for an example.
To locate a book by call number, begin by finding the shelving section that matches the initial letter or letter combination, then proceed to the number and subsequent letters/numbers. Use the buttons on the ends to move shelving if the section you need is closed. To learn more, watch this short tutorial.