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How do you find books on our shelves? Look for the location and the call number.
The location tells you where in the library the book is located. Some of the most common locations you'll see are:
- Muskingum Stacks - The main book collection, located on the bottom and main floors.
- Muskingum Juvenile Collection - Upstairs in the Pingledis Family Children's Library on the second floor
Call numbers tell you where the book is located, as well as what it's about. The Muskingum University Library uses Library of Congress call numbers.
- A-E230 - Main floor in the Burlingame Room (on your right when you enter)
- N - Main floor in the Gardener Center
- E230 - H62.4 - Main floor in the Hutchinson Reference Center
- H62.5-Z - Basement
Be sure to look at the books shelved around the one you want. They're shelved by subject, so you may find a great book that way.
Reading Call Numbers
Parts of a call number
Putting them in order