Q. What is the call number?



The call number is the number you need to find a book on the shelf.

  • Books are organised on the shelves in order of the call number.
  • When you search for a book on the catalogue, it gives you the call number.
  • It is on the spine of the book, followed by the first 4 letters of the author's surname.
  • Books with the same call number are about the same subject.
  • Books with different titles can have the same call number so make sure you get the book you want.


  • Last Updated Apr 20, 2017
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  • Answered By Anne O'Callaghan

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