How to Read a Call Number

Find a book in the library!

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First line: Type of book

  • FIC = Fiction = Chapter book
  • E = Easy / everyone = Picture book
  • GC = Graphic collection
  • Numbers = Nonfiction= Information
  • B = Biography

Second line: Author’s last name

Books are in ABC order by these letters.

To find the book on the shelf:

Look for letter signs or subject signs.

· Fiction books are in ABC order by author’s last name.

· Nonfiction books are grouped by numbers, then author’s last name.