Q: Where do I find a particular call number within the library?

A: Three (3) important elements are necessary to locate each item: Location, Call Number, and Status.

The Location tells the general area in the library where the item is kept (Reference, Main Shelves, Reserve, Special Collections, etc.). If an item is listed as being on Main Shelves, note the particular floor where your item is located (A-P 2nd Floor; Q-Z 1st Floor). This floor plan will show you the different areas of the library.

The Call Number reveals where the item is located on the shelf (Call Numbers are arranged alphanumerically).

The Status shows whether or not the item is currently checked out (and, if so, when it is due). If the Status says On Shelf, the item should be on the shelf in its designated place.

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