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How do I Read a Call Number?

In addition to the location, you will need to know the book's call number, which will lead you to where the book sits on the shelf. The Library's collection is arranged by Library of Congress Classification and the call number will be a combination of letters and numbers.

In the catalog, this book appears as:

Bryant, Edward
Tsunami : the underrated hazard.

Location Call # Status
Main Stacks GC221.2 B78 2001 Available

How to read call numbers

If you can't find a book where you think it should be, ask a librarian for help.

Check the Library Services page for further information on placing holds, requesting and returning books, as well as how to have books sent to you from another campus.

Last updated November 19, 2008 by Laura Pope Robbins