Knowledge Base

Call Number Locations in Bizzell

When trying to find items in Bizzell Memorial Library, use the following location chart as a guide:

Library of Congress Classification Dewey Decimal Classification
A-DZ Lower Level 1 000 - 331.8809 Deck 1
E-GV Main Floor 331.881 - 351.6 Deck 2
H-HS 2nd Floor 351.7 - 378.759 Deck 3
HT-PN 3999 3rd Floor - West 378.76 - 808.7 Deck 4
PN 4000 - QA 3rd Floor - East 808.8 - 999
Deck 5
QB - R 4th Floor - West Biographies Deck 5
RA - Z 4th Floor - East
Boorstin Collection
Lower Level 2
Current Periodicals
Lower Level 1 - West
Reference Collection
Main Floor
Government Documents
4th Floor - East
Bass Business History Collection
5th Floor
History of Science Collections
5th Floor
Nichols Rare Books and Special Collections
5th Floor
Open Storage Areas
Deck 5 - East, Deck 6 - West

Each type of call number is shelved differently within the building. Until you become familiar with where items are housed within Bizzell, you can get help finding materials in any of the following ways:

  • Look at the map on the touchscreen panels just inside either entrance to the library. The directory and maps will help you locate areas and services within the library as well as call number locations.
  • Pick up a "call number locator" bookmark at either the circulation desk or the reference (information) desk. It lists call number ranges and on which floor these call numbers may be found.
  • Ask any library employee for assistance.
  • Look at the signs at each stairwell landing listing the call number ranges and services located on that floor.

Each branch library is laid out differently so you may want to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the layout of the library during your first visit. Each library has employees that can help you find materials.