Answered By: Lisa Vassady
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2016     Views: 37

In the library's catalog note the location and call number of the item.  Make sure you have the full call number - it is the address for where to find the book. Also, make sure the item is AVAILABLE.

Break the call number into parts.

HE 8700.7 .P6. 2008

Reading a Call Number

Use the chart below for step by step instructions.  Look on the sides of the shelves to find the correct range that the call number fits within. 

You can always stop by the Research Help Desk for help, or the Front Desk is Reference is closed. 

Also, you can use the Place Hold link in the catalog – if the item is available, we will pull it for you and have it at the Front Desk for you to pick up (within a few hours)

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