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Getting Started with Technology at Adelphi

Getting Started with Technology at Adelphi University


Important Stuff!

Important Stuff!

Where are the bathrooms?

  • First Floor > Behind Access Services > around corner > next to elevator
  • Second Floor > Right at top of stairs > straight back to elevator > on your left

What are the hours?

  • See Library Home Page on the far right!
  • Or click HERE and see hours by calendar day and other campuses
  • Computer labs (rooms 100 & 101) are available after building hours until 3:00am

Research Help!


How to Read a Call Number

 How to Read a Call Number

"Library of Congress" System, NOT Dewey Decimal!

Books are arranged by call number, in both alphabetical and numerical order. Call numbers appear from top to bottom on the book:


  • The first letter of the call number represents the subject. In the example above, L represents education, and LB is theory and practice of education.
  • The second letter represents a subdivision of that subject.
  • The first set of numbers refers to an area of study within that subdivision.
  • The second set of numbers is a code that represents the author's name, book title, and subject. It should be read as a decimal, i.e., .648.
  • The last number represents the year of publication.

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