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Call numbers - how to locate a book on the shelf: Breaking down the number

An example of a call number

Example:   312.5634 H28

There are three separate areas to look at:

312  is the subject classfication number

5634  comes after the decimal point and each separate number is taken into consideration individually. For example, 312.5634 would come AFTER 312.23799.


312.23799 312.5634

The third part is the H28. It is read the same way as the second part, except that it is preceded by a letter, which is read alphabetically as well.

 Here is a correct arrangement of some call numbers:


514.3345968 B28

514.334688 T84

514.62 S644y

514.62 T48y

514.62 T49c

514.6288 A63b