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Call Numbers at Rod Library

Rod Library uses Library of Congress, Superintendent of Documents, and Dewey Decimal System to classify books. Read about them here.

Call Numbers at Rod Library

Call Numbers at Rod Library

Have you ever wondered how library books are organized? This guide will provide an introduction to understanding and using call numbers. 

What is a Call Number? 

  • A call number is a group of letters and numbers listed both in the book and in the library catalog (OneSearch) indicating the location of the book or item in the library.
  • A call number is usually located on the spine of the book, but occasionally can be found on the front cover of the book. 
  • ​Think of the call number as the book's address.

books with call numbers on spine

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