Notre Dame Libraries Information Literacy Pot of Gold

Hesburgh Libraries

University of Notre Dame

  1. Home
  2. Introduction
  3. Information Cycle
  4. Investigating
  5. Searching
  6. Locating
  7. Evaluating
  8. Utilizing
  9. Ask a Librarian
  10. Acknowledgements

Locating

Call Numbers = Library address

locating

If your friends asked you to meet them at the McDonald's™ in South Bend, you'd be out of luck if you didn't know which one. There are 8 of them in the city. Even if your friends told you to go to the McDonald's™ on Ironwood, you'd still be out of luck if you don't know where Ironwood Drive is. To find where you need to go, you need an address. It works the same way with items in a library.

Hesburgh Library has over 3 million items on 14 floors. The branch libraries hold additional resources. How can you find where you need to go? It's simple: the call number for each item is its address.

Write it down!

leprechaun writing down the call number of a book

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