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Library Services for International Students: Call numbers

An introduction to using the Library for international students at the University of Newcastle.

Call numbers

Every item in the library is assigned a number known as a call number from 000-999.

The call number relates to an item's topic.

Books about the same topic start with the same call number.

It's like a street address, as it directs you to the location of the item on the shelf.

Call numbers are found when you search the Library catalogue, NewCat+.

Write down the whole call number (e.g. 371.30281 COTT 2013) to find the exact item you need.

Watch our Finding a book on the shelf video below for more help with call numbers.