Finding Books: Call Numbers

Help for finding books and videos

What is the purpose of call numbers?

Each book or video in the Learning Commons has a call number, which is like an address: it tells us where the book is located.

Call numbers appear ... on the spines of books ... and ... in the online catalog

Note that the same call number can be written from top-to-bottom, or left-to-right.

Courtesy of Jennifer Sharkey, Illinois State University

How do you read call numbers?

Read call numbers line by line

Courtesy of Jennifer Sharkey, Illinois State University