University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Book Locations & Call Numbers


Please note that the library is undergoing a comprehensive reshelving project and the information below is subject to change. Also see the Library Map for a floorplan of the library.

Call Number/Item Type Location
A - F499 General Stacks, 1st Level
F 500 – KZ General Stacks, 2nd Level
L, N - PR 4699 General Stacks, 3rd Level
M Music Pocket Library
PR 4700 – ZA 9999 General Stacks, 4th Level
Reference Materials General Stacks. Marked with red stickers on their spines.
Oversized Books General Stacks. Placed horizontally on bottom shelves. Black plastic "filler books" mark where they would be on the shelves.
000-999 (Children's Books) Room 301 (upper floor, south side)
Curricula Room 301 (upper floor, south side)
Print Reserves for Education classes Room 301 (upper floor, south side)
Print Reserves for everything but Education classes Main Floor Lobby
CDs Music Pocket Library
AV Shelf, LPs Music Pocket Library
Current Journals, Popular Fiction, Atlases Room 301 (upper floor, south side)
Bound Journals Storage
Library of Congress Call Numbers

We use Library of Congress Classification for most of our collections. Each book is marked with a call number. Call numbers begin with letters, and each letter represents a different topic. See the Library of Congress Classification Outline for a detailed breakdown of classification.

First Letter Topic
A General Works
B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
C Auxiliary Sciences of History
D World History
E History of the Americas (national level)
F History of the Americas (state/regional level)
G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
H Social Sciences
J Political Science
K Law
L Education
M Music
N Fine Arts (Art & Architecture)
P Language and Literature (includes Theater and Film)
Q Science
R Medicine
S Agriculture
T Technology
U Military Science
V Naval Science
Z Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources
Dewey Decimal Call Numbers

We use Dewey Decimal Classification for children's books. Each book is assigned a Call Number based on its topic. Call numbers are decimal numbers ranging from 000 to 999. Most school and public libraries use Dewey Decimal Classification. See the Dewey Decimal System page for a detailed breakdown of classification.

Number Topics
000s Generalities
100s Philosophy & Psychology
200s Religion
300s Social Sciences
400s Languages
500s Natural Sciences & Mathematics
600s Technology (Applied Sciences)
700s The Arts
800s Literature & Rhetoric
900s Geography & History