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- Stopping by the Marx Library reference desk on the 2nd floor north.
- Emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emailing the reference department at email@example.com.
- Calling the reference desk at 460-7025.
- Using the chat box on this page - but check to make sure we're online.
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Sunday: 1:30pm - 9:00pm
Please be patient; we may be helping others at the reference desk. If we are offline, call or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tips for Finding Books at the USA University Library
The first line is always a Letter Line and is filed alphabetically.
The second line is a Whole Number line and is filed numerically.
Sometimes the second line is decimalized and continued on the same
line or on the third line. Anytime you see a decimal point, always take
each space separately (do not consider it a whole number).
However, generally the third line is a Cutter Line. It begins with a
decimal, then a letter. Always read each digit separately in the Cutter
Line. Remember if there is a decimal point, take one space at a time.
The Cutter Line may also be split on two lines, but when this occurs
there is only a decimal point at the very beginning of the Cutter Line.
Other lines may include volume numbers, copy numbers, dates or a combination.
Letters before numbers.
Nothing comes before something.
No date comes before a date.
Remember...if you can't find a book; please ask a librarian! We are here to help!
Thanks Kent State Library Tutorials