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Using Call Numbers and Finding Books

Call Numbers & Finding Books

Why are books in the HSU Library arranged the way they are?

This guide explains call numbers, what they mean, and how they are the best way to find the book you're looking for. You can click on any of the tabs above to get started.

If you need any additional help understanding call numbers, please see a librarian. We are here to help! This guide accompanies the Finding and Using Call Numbers Workshop.


(above image from Oxbridge Essays)

HSU Library Workshops


This guide was adapted from one by Joe Scollo at the University of New Haven.