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Finding a book or item
The LOCATION describes where the item is shelved. In this example, the book Programming in Objective-C is located in the main collection on the 3rd floor. The call number tells us that the book is in the 005 area. Use the call number ranges located at the ends of each row to find numbers beginning with 005.
To find 005.117 K76p on the shelf:
- Read the .117 in decimal order. This means that 005.117 will be somewhere in between 005.1 and 005.2.
- Next, read the K76p in alphabetical order first and then by numerical order. The lower case letter is also then read in alphabetical order.
- The last four digits of the example in the photograph identifies when the book was published.
Do You Know Dewey?
Excellent ebook for learning about the shelf location/numbers on outside of books at B. D. Owens Library.