Answered By: Adrienne Button Harmer
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2015     Views: 33

Each item in a library has its own address, so it can be found easily. Library of Congress call numbers, made up of letters and numbers, are used by most colleges, including ours. When two different college libraries have the same item, it will have the same address in both libraries.  

For example, you might see something like this:
 
College football's most memorable games
by Eisenhammer, Fred.
Call Number: GV950 .E468 2010

Here is how this call number works:
GV = Recreations & Leisure
950 = Sports; Ball games: Baseball, football, golf, etc.
E468=Author number (notice the author's last name starts with E)
2010 = Year of publication

All our materials are arranged in alphabetical order by their call numbers.  If you have any trouble locating something, a Reference Librarian will be happy to help you.