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: Jun 21, 2018     Views: 547

"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 four parts:


alpha - indicates the general subject area


whole number - indicates the specific subject area


decimal followed by a letter - identifies the specific book

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AU Stacks Directory:

Call numbers  that begin with 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.