Each call number is made of several parts. Here's an example:
|Whole numerical order
|Decimal alphanumerical order
|Year of publication
The call numbers are in alpha-numeric order starting with
the first line and working down. There is a decimal point
at the beginning of the third line and the numbers in it
are decimal not whole numbers. Look at these three similar
call numbers. They are in correct order because the third
lines are treated as decimals.
Starting with the call number from the online catalog, it
is possible to find most books on shelf. Follow these methodical
steps to find your book quickly:
||Look in the correct location, Stacks, Reference,
||Within the location, find the correct range of shelving.
There are signs at the end of each range which tell the
beginning and ending call numbers shelved there.
||Within the correct range, look at one call number in
the first section of shelving, then one in the next section
until you find the correct section.
||Within the correct section, check one call number on
the first shelf and then the next until you find the
||Find the correct book on the shelf.