It helps you locate one book among the hundreds of thousands in the FSU Library.
How do I use it?
Look at the letters at the beginning - these represent the subject section and the floor you need to go to. Call Numbers that begin with A-F are on the 3rd floor, G-Z are on the 4th floor.
Each shelf has a Call Number range. Match the letter(s) to the shelf and then the first set of numbers. Read the first set of numbers as a whole number. e.g. BF1456 = 1,456 and would come after BF145.6
Then match the rest of the Call Number to the labels on the spines of each book.
Find Books in the Library Catalog
Why would you use a book over an article you can find online? Typically books you find in the college library are nonfiction works; the exception being any Literature or poetry of significance. The library collects books detailing research on various topics you may learn about in your classes. Because they are longer than articles you find online and in the databases, books are great, in-depth sources of information.