What is a call number?


The call number is the address of the item. It tells you where the item you're looking for is located on the shelf. Read call numbers line by line.

picture of a call number

Line one: LB

HOW: Read the first line in alphabetical order: A, B, BF, C, D... L, LA, LB, LC, M, ML...

Line two: 2695

HOW: Read the second line as a whole number: 1, 2, 3, 45, 100, 101, 1000, 2000, 2430...

Line three: .C65

HOW: The third line is a combination of a letter and numbers. Read the letter alphabetically. Read the number as a decimal, eg: .C65 = .65 .C724 = .724 

Last line: 1991

HOW: The last line is the year the book was published. Read as a whole number in chronological order. 1723, 1991, 1995


  • Last Updated Jul 13, 2016
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  • Answered By Madhu Singh

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