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John M. Flaxman Library SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago

How to Read Call Numbers

Banner reading "Call numbers"

A call number is the book's address in the library. It's how you find a specific book on the shelf, and they also group items with similar topics (or subjects / classifications) together. Like most other college libraries, the John M. Flaxman Library organizes books using the Library of Congress Classification System

QUICK TIPS: HOW TO READ A CALL NUMBER