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How do I find books by their call number?

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All books held in the library are assigned a "Call Number," which lets you know where it is shelved in the library. Library of Congress Call Numbers are made up of a combination of letters, whole numbers and decimal numbers.

PS Letters of the Alphabet
3525 Whole Numbers
.I96 Letters and Decimal numbers
G6 Letters and Decimal numbers

The third and fourth lines are usually made up of combinations of letters and decimal numbers. They place all of the PS3525 books alphabetically by author and title. The 96 of .I96 should be shelved reading the number digit by digit from left to right. Hence .I933 would be shelved before .I96. The call number PS3525.I96 G6 means the following:

PS American Literature
3525 Authors in the early 20th Century whose last names begin with "M"
.I96 Margaret Mitchell, specifically
G6 Gone with the Wind

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