Answered By: Kelly MacWatters
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2016     Views: 13

Call numbers are identification numbers that tell you where a book is on the shelf.  They are found on labels attached to the spine of books.  When you look up a book in the catalog it will tell you the call number and what floor of the library the book is on.  On the shelves at eye level are white labels that tell you the range of call numbers on that shelf, for example "PR 5073 -- PR 5869."  Once you find the shelf that contains the call number for your book you go down the shelf until you find the book.  Books are shelved in order by call number so they are easy to locate.