types of call numbers are used at Yale to organize books and other
materials by subject or shelf location.
Call Number (LC) for materials classified by the Library of Congress
Call Number (Local) for materials classified by the older Yale classification
system or Superintendent
of Documents (SuDoc) system.
the number in order starting with the first character.
are displayed in a Brief Title List and are browsable, forward and
backward using the Previous or Next button.
or partial call numbers may be entered.
and spacing matters but case does not matter.
searches for call numbers containing a decimal extension, the
. (period) must be included (e.g., TK5103.59)
searches for call numbers containing a "double cutter"
(that is, more than one letter/number combination appears after
the class number), a space must be included before the second
letter, (e.g., PS508.W73 W67).
searches for call numbers which contain a date, a space should
be included before the date. (e.g., SF426.C65 1991).
limits are not available for Call Number searches.
Boolean operators (and, or, not) do not function in Call
Do not include the Yale Library location initials in
a call number search, e.g., SML (for Sterling Memorial Library)
University Library: SML Stacks Directory