Q. The book I need is located in AU STACKS. I have the call number how do I find the book?

Answered By: Kathryn Ray
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2017     Views: 402

"AU Stacks" means the book shelves on the Lower Level, Second and Third Floor. "Available" books located in the AU Stacks may be checked out.

Please note: AU-WCL means that the book is in the Washington College of Law's Pence Law Library.

The AU Library uses the Library of Congress Classification scheme which groups books by subject.  The call "numbers" begin with 1,2, or 3 letters followed by numbers.  Books are shelved by subject (letter), according to their classification.  Most classification numbers consist of three parts:

KF alpha - indicates the general subject area
1500 whole number - indicates the specific subject area
.W53 decimal - identifies the specific book


AU Stacks Directory:

Call numbers N and TR =  Lower Level

Call numbers A through H = Second Floor

Call numbers J through Z  = Third Floor (except N + TR)

Take a look at this detailed video tutorial on locating books in the stacks.