Answered By: Trent Brager
Last Updated: Oct 10, 2016     Views: 39

First you'll need the call number. You can find the call number of a book by searching for a title, author, keyword, or ISBN in the main search box on the LibraryConnexct homepage. Click on the title of the book and verify that the book is available at your campus.  Look at the call number section and use the number and letters to locate the book on the shelf. Our books are organized using the Dewey Decimal System, which is arranged numerically on the shelves from 000 to 999, then alphabetically by the letters that follow.

Example:  658.39 MOU - Search for 658s (near the middle of the collection because 658 is near the middle of 000 and 999), keep going to 658.39, keep going to 658.39 MOU

Note to IPR students: Your library uses Library of Congress as a classification system instead of the Dewey Decimal System. You will look up the call number the same way, but the call number begins with 1-3 letters followed by a number, with possibly more letters and numbers that follow.  Look on the shelf searching for those first 1-3 letters alphabetically and then by numerically by the numbers that follow.  Rule of thumb: Break the call number into "chunks" and search for the first "chunk," then the second, etc.

Example: PN1996 .S65 2005 - There are four "chunks" here: PN, 1996, .S65, 2005 - Find the PNs, keep going to PN1996, keep going to PN1996 .S65, keep going until you find PN1996 .S65 2005.


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