A call number is the shelf address for a book.
Don't have your call numbers yet? See the Finding books section for help.
Got your call numbers already? This section will get you to your items.
Every item in the library is given a unique call number. The call number appears in the library catalog GIL-Find, and it's pasted on the book or journal iself. The GIL-Find record will also tell you which library it's in, what floor it's on, and whether or not it's checked out.
Book Record in GIL-Find:
Journal Record in GIL-Find:
How to Read Call Numbers
|Main Library||Science Library|
|Recent issues are in the Current Periodicals section on the east side of the first floor, arranged alphabetically.||Recent issues are on the same floor as the bound volumes, on the shelves to your right as you exit the elevator or stairs.|
|Volumes owned are bound in hardcover and on the shelves at the floor and call number indicated.||Volumes owned are bound in hardcover and on the shelves at the floor and call number indicated.||Online issues will be linked through the button at the top of the GIL-Find record.||Online issues will be linked through the button at the top of the GIL-Find record.|
Sometimes a GIL-Find record will show the location as the Repository, an off-campus storage facility for lesser-used items. Upon request, the items will be brought back to the library the next business day. Ask a librarian how to request Repository items.