APSU’s Woodward Library, like many academic libraries in the US, uses the Library of Congress Classification system for their subject terms and for their call numbers. Call numbers are combinations of letters and numbers that indicate how materials are arranged by subject. Each item in the library has a unique call number. A call number is like an address. It tells us where the item is located in the library.
Read a call number line by line:
Watch the brief video below for a more detailed description of how to read and understand a call number.