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Why Do I Need a Call Number?

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Call numbers are arranged in alpha-numeric order and are usually based on subject, author's last name, and date of publication.

The call number is the book’s address in a library. Follow these steps to find a book on the shelf:

  1. Find the library name and collection in the Location box.
  2. Click the location and collection link to learn where it is and how to contact the library staff for more information.
  3. Make sure that the item is available for checkout. The Status box should say "Check shelf".
  4. When you get to the correct HCC library, check signs on the bookshelves for call number locations.

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

HD
3616
G72
G38
2011
N
7410
.A6613
1984
 
NK
775.5
A7
B73
1985
TA
347
B69
S88
2008
HD
2785
N32
2005
 
HD
30.213
B474
2011
 
NK
204.9
.A1
D4
1988
TA
347
B69
S76
2006
HD
30.23
N883
2002
 

A
249
.S87
1999
 

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