Answered By: Susan Steele
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2018     Views: 127

A call number is a unique alphanumeric classification or "address" used to arrange books and other items on library shelves. Most of the library's General Stacks collection is organized by the Library of Congress classification system, which groups items by subject (example: PR6015 .A33 W57 2001).

General Stacks end panel sign with call number ranges

Children's and juvenile materials are organized primarily by Dewey Decimal classification (example: 398.2452 Pin 2009).

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