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English 101 Kevin Zepper: Assignment One - That Particular Book

Finding a Book

Books are located on all floors of the Livingston Lord Library:

1st floor -- Reference Books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs)

1st floor -- Popular Reading - Selected books that are currently popular.

2nd floor --- Curriculum books that teacher's use in the K-12 school system; Children's and Young Adult books

3rd and 4th floor -- General collection

To locate a book, use the Library Catalog found on the Library Web Site:


Library Map is located at:

Reading the call number

Read call numbers line by line:





Read the first line in alphabetical order:

A, B, BF, C, D ... L, LA, LB, LC, M, ML ...


Read the second line as a whole number:

1, 2, 3, 45, 100, 101, 1000, 2000, 2430 …


The third line is a combination of a letter and numbers.

Read the letter alphabetically

Read the number as a decimal, for example .M3 = .3

(Some call number have more than one combination letter-number line.)


This is the year the book was published.

Chronological order:  1985, 1987, 1991, 1992 . . .





Broad Library of Congress system breakdown: