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Why Do I Need a Call Number?

 

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. Find the library name and location.
  2. Locate the library building.
  3. Find call number locations using library maps or posted signs.
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Call numbers are arranged in alpha-numeric order. The call number is based on the book's subject, author's last name, and publication date.

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