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How To Locate Books

Click on the book's title

A screen should pop up that lists the book's: Location, Call #, and Status.

  • Location - Tells you in which section of the library the book is located. (Maps of the library are posted near the stairs on every floor.)
  • Call # - Gives you the specific address (location) of the book on the shelf. (Be sure to write down the entire call number.)
  • Status - Indicates whether the book is available or if it is checked out or otherwise unavailable.

    Online Dewey Decimal Tutorials

    Need help reading the call numbers?  Try this tutorial!

    • Lets Do Dewey
      A Dewey Decimal System training exercise developed by the James E. Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN.
     

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    How to Read a Call Number

    To understand the Dewey Decimal System, think of Dewey numbers as money. For example, $250.30 in the bank, is more than $250.03.  Books are placed in order from the smallest number to the lagest number.

    If it helps you, add zeros to the decimal numbers. For example

    562.0178

    562.0850

    562.2000

    562.4060

    562.9600

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