Q. How do I use a call number to find a book?


The John F. Kennedy Library shelves books using the Library of Congress classification system.  Searching for a book in OneSearch will give you the call number and what floor the book is located on:


To find specifically where that book may be on the floor you can refer to the University Library Floor Plans and look for where the first letter(s) of the call number are located.  In this case the book is most likely in the northwest corner of the 3rd floor:


To learn more about how to read call numbers please see this video



  • Last Updated Nov 14, 2017
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  • Answered By Jayati Chaudhuri

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