A fiction call number begins with a locator tool (JUV, CURR) and is immediately followed by the author's last name and first name.
JUV Morales, Yuyi
Following the author's name are the first two letters of the book's title. Therefore, on the shelf, all books are in alphabetical order by author, and if the author has more than one book, all their books are also in alphabetical order.
JUV Morales, Yuyi Ni
Finally, all call numbers are appended by a copyright year.
JUV Morales, Yuyi Ni 2013
A biography call number begins with a locator tool (JUV, CURR) and is immediately followed by the number 92 or 920.
A copyright year will append the call number.
JUV 92 Simone 2017
JUV 920 Pinkney 2012
A nonfiction call number begins with a locator tool (JUV, CURR) and is immediately followed by a Dewey number.
The Dewey number is followed by a combination of letters and numbers, which indicate the author's last name and the title of the book. JUV 782.42164 W3632ro is a nonfiction book (782.42164) written by Carole Boston Weatherford (W3623) titled The Roots of Rap (ro).
Often a copyright year will append the call number.
The Ten Main Classes of Dewey
000 • Computer science, general works, and information
100 • Philosophy and psychology
200 • Religion
300 • Social sciences
400 • Language
500 • Science
600 • Technology
700 • Arts and recreation
800 • Literature
900 • History and geography
370 • Education
371 • Schools and their activities and special education
372 • Primary education (elementary education)
373 • Secondary education
374 • Adult education
375 • Curricula
378 • Higher education
379 • Public policy issues in education
700 • Arts
710 • Area planning and landscape architecture
720 • Architecture
730 • Sculpture, ceramics, and metalwork
740 • Graphic arts and decorative arts
750 • Painting
760 • Printmaking and prints
770 • Photography, computer art, film, and video
780 • Music
790 • Sports, games, and entertainment