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How do I read call numbers?

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Most items in Ekstrom Library, the Art Library and the Music Library are arranged according to the Library of Congress call number system.

call number example

First letters: alphabetical. So K comes before KF which comes before KFD.

First numbers: whole numbers. So K5 precedes K23 which precedes K452 which precedes K1298.

call number example 2

Second letters: alphabetical. So B comes before L which comes before M.

call number 3 Second numbers: decimals. So .33 comes before .813 which comes before .9.