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Main Stacks Deck Directory



The most current Deck Directory can be found at the entrance to the main stacks.  Please ask for assistance at the circulation desk if you would like help locating material, or if you have any other questions.

Most materials in the stacks are classified according to the Dewey Decimal Classification. Use the information below to locate call numbers and the corresponding decks in the stacks where those numbers are shelved.


Important Locations


Dewey (non-quarto) Call Numbers
001 - 015.72 3 East
015.73 - 189 4 East
190 - 294 6 East
295 - 320 7 East
321 - 362 10 East
363 - 599 Basement West
600 - 623.84 2 West - south
623.85 - 659 2 West - north
660 - 851 3.5 West
852 - 891 5 West
892 - 999 9.5West


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Dewey Quarto (Q.) Call Numbers

(deck and range given in some cases)

Q.001 - Q.340 Shelved with non-quarto materials;
see locations above.
Q.341-Q.499 6E, C8-A18
Q.500-Q.506BL 1 East South Alcove
Q.506BM-Q.657 1E, A20-E31
Q.658-Q.699 2 East, D18-D23
Q.700 - Q.711.43* 1 East, E31-E22*

Q.711.44 - Q.999*

3 East, B9-E11*
*Shifting in Progress


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Dewey Folio (F.) Call Numbers
F.001 - F.999 5 East, A2-B16,C16-C3, D3-D8, E8-E3

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Library of Congress Call Numbers
A -- DS 753 8E
DS 753.1 -- Z 9E
LC Folio (F.) Materials A-Z 8E D11-E16

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Other Prefix Locations
A. Bibliographies 4 East
C. College Catalogs 5E E32-E26
DOC. Government documents 5 West, C7-C33
UN. United Nations Documents 5 West, C6-C5

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Other Items
Stacks Reference 5East, A1-A34
Illios - U of I Yearbooks 5 East, C1
Great Britain Sessional Papers 5 West, C5-C1
Physics Fiche Basement East
U.S. Congressional Hearings 47-2-S E24r to 96-1-S V58vese 5 West, C33-C37
U.S. Serial Set 5 West, D-ranges

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