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How To Read Call Numbers in the ANS Library

If an item record in Donum notes a call number, it will look something like the following example:

Book title: An inventory of Greek coin hoards.
Author: Thompson, Margaret ; Kraay, Colin M. ; Morkholm, Otto.
Call Number: GREEK .T4669 I68

Read call numbers line by line:

GREEK Locate the “Greek” section within the library.

.T4669 The section part is a combination of a letter and numbers. Read the letter alphabetically. Read the number as a decimal, eg: .C4669 = .4669 .C724 = .724

Some call numbers have more than one combination letter-number line.

1991 If relevant, the last line is the year the book was published. Read in chronological order: 1985, 1991, 1992...