Answered By: Woodruff Library Reference Last Updated: Feb 19, 2015 Views: 33
Read Library of Congress call numbers line by line. Let’s use this as an example:
LB 2395 .C65 1991
Read the first line in alphabetical order:
A, B, BF, C, D... L, LA, LB, LC, M, ML
Read the second line as a whole number:
1, 2, 3, 45, 100, 101, 1000, 2000, 2430...
The third line is a combination of a letter and numbers. Read the letter alphabetically. Read the number as a decimal:
.C65 = .65 .C724 = .724
The last line is the year the book was published. Read in chronological order:
1985, 1991, 1992...
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