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Call Numbers

What Do I Do with Call Numbers?

Now that you have a book you want, you must use its call number to find its location in the library.

On the shelf, call numbers are arranged

  1. alphabetically by the first letter or letters,
  2. numerically by the number following the letter(s),
  3. alphabetically and decimally by the next letter/number pair,
  4. then chronologically by year.

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

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