Answered By: Pamela Perry Last Updated: Oct 10, 2018 Views: 16126
Answered By: Pamela Perry
Last Updated: Oct 10, 2018 Views: 16126
Finding an item's call number:
- Knowing an item's call number will help you locate where the item is placed in the library.
- MiraCosta College Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System (whereas public libraries use the Dewey Decimal System.) A Library of Congress call number will contain a combination of letters and numbers, and will typically end with a four-digit year. For example, QL737.P2 C35 2011.
- To find the call number for an item in the Library Catalog, click on an item's "Details" button in the results list and the call number will appear in the bottom-left hand side of the item's record.
- Once you have the item's call number, you can take it to the library and find the item in that location.
- Look at the example below to see what the Call Number looks like in the catalog record.
What if I don't see a call number?
- eBooks or any other type of electronic material may not always have a call number because they are not located physically in the stacks (bookshelves). Instead you will be directed to the database that hosts the eBook, usually by clicking on a red link that says Web Link, like in the example below.