How do I find the call number of a book?

  1. Almost every book in the library has a call number on it, on the spine, except for bound periodicals.

    Example of call number on spine of book

  2. Rasmuson Library, like most academic libraries in the United States, uses the Library of Congress Classification System to organize books.
  3. To find the call number of a book in the Library Catalog, after finding the book you are seeking, look for the Call #


  4.  If you need to know how LC (Library of Congress) call numbers work, refer to Understanding LC Call Numbers.

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