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Catalogs to find Books

Library of Congress Call Numbers

To find an item on the shelf, you must know its Library of Congress call number.

Call numbers are composed of:

  • letters in alphabetical order
  • numbers in numeric order
  • further sets of letters (in alphabetical order) and numbers (in decimal order).
  • Sometimes, there is a year or volume number at the end.

Below are some examples, listed in order:

AE 43     .G66 v.1

PS 2531 .A81777 .Z9

PS 2532 .A81777 .Z9

PS 2532 .A89 .Z9

PT 1000 .A2 1997