Most of our materials are organized on the shelf using Library of Congress call numbers. Books are arranged in alphabetical order, by the letters on the first line of the call number. Within the DA call numbers, books are arranged in number order. To read a call number, consider each section independently. BF Z66 BF Read the 1st line in alphabetical order: A, B, BF, C, D, DC. Like Library of Congress call numbers, Dewey Decimal call numbers group books together by broad topic or classification (number before the.
When reading a call number, the first line is read in alphabetical order. L comes before LA, before LB, before LC, etc. N before NB before RJ. LC call numbers are read from left to right, and from top to bottom. The letters at the beginning of the call number are alphabetical. The numbers immediately. Library of Congress call numbers are arranged alphabetically and numerically. Read call numbers from left to right and from top to bottom.
How to read call numbers in an academic library. Libraries use classification systems to organize the books on the shelves. A classification system uses letters .