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LC Call Number Training

What are Call Numbers?

Call numbers are what we use to organize books on the shelves. They're basically just a way of indicating a book's subject and author in a condense way. There are a few different kinds of call numbers, but here at Snell we use Library of Congress. Complete the tutorial below that will introduce you to Library of Congress call numbers. These numbers can look very intimidating at first, but don't worry: as long as you can put them in alphabetical and numerical order, you'll be fine. In other words, if you know your alphabet, and you can count, you are set!

This tutorial should take approximately 25 minutes to complete. If you have any questions, you can ask your supervisor or any supervisor at the desk. The last page will ask you for your name and position (Stacks Assistant). Be sure to fill out this page to receive credit for the training.