Answered By: Corey Buttram
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2018     Views: 100

A call number tells you where an item is located on the shelf. Think of it like an address. You'll find the call number for an item by searching the Library Catalog.

Thomas Nelson Library (and most academic libraries) uses the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System. This means our call numbers begin with letters. Call numbers are assigned by subject and other materials shelved in the same area will have similar topics.

Watch this video for more information about call numbers and LC. This video wasn't made by us, so the catalog and Library name will be different, but the concepts are the same!