After you have determined the location of the item, you need to understand how to read the call number.
The call number is the address of the material - the exact location of where it lives on the shelf.
The call number can be found after the location in the Search It record.
The call number you see in Search It will then be located on the corresponding book, but will be listed horizontally. HOL stands for "Holland" - begin your reading of the call number AFTER this abbreviation (so in the photo below, start with BF).
There are 3 types of call numbers you may run into while using the WSU Libraries that you should know how to read:
1. LC (Library of Congress) call numbers .
Continue to Reading LC Call Numbers.
2. Dewey Decimal call numbers start with a number. These are usually older books.
Continue to Reading Dewey Call Numbers.
3. SuDoc (government document) call numbers also start with a letter or two, but the .
Continue to Reading SuDoc Call Numbers.