Why Do I Need a Call Number?

The call number is the book’s address in a library. Follow these steps to find a book on the shelf:

  1. Note the location (often a floor number) and make sure the book is not checked out.
  2. Note whether you need to be on the North or South side of the floor ( listed as N or S).
  3. When you get to the correct floor, check posted directories for call number locations.

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Try it out. Place the call numbers on the books in the correct order, left to right.

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