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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 for help locating material or if you have any questions.

Most materials in the Main 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. Asterisks (*) indicate that shifting is in progress.

Important Locations

  • Online Catalog Workstations with scanners are located on 3 East, 5 East, and 7 East.
  • Emergency Exits are located on 1 East, 3 East , 5 East, 7 East, 9 East, and 2 West.

Dewey (non-quarto) Call Numbers

Call Number Range
Deck Number
001 – 015.72
3 East
015.73 – 189
4 East
190 – 294
6 East
295 – 320
7 East
321 – 362^
10 East
363 – 553.29
Basement West
553.3 – 623
2 West – south
624 – 734
2 West – north
735 – 865 S*
*3.5 West
865 T – 891*
*5 West
892 – 999
9.5 West

*Shifting in progress.
^Quarto material is being reintegrated onto Deck 1.


Dewey Quarto (Q.) Call Numbers

(Deck and range given in some cases.)

Q.001 – Q.330.958
Shelved with non-quarto materials; see locations above. Quarto material is being reintegrated with Quarto material onto Deck 1 East.
Q.330.959 – Q.609*
1 East*
Q.610 – Q.705 F
2 East
Q.705 G – Q.999
3 East

*Shifting in progress.


Library of Congress Call Numbers

A – DS 753
8 East
DS 754 – Z
9 East
LC Folio (F.) Materials A-Z
8 East D11-E16

Prefix Locations

A.
Bibliographies
4 East
C.
College Catalogs
5 East E32-E26
F.
Dewey Decimal Folios
5 East
DOC.
Government Documents
5 West, C7-C33
UN.
United Nations Documents
5 West, C6-C5

Other Items

Stacks Reference
5 East, D4-A34
Illios – U of I Yearbooks
5 East, C17
Great Britain Sessional Papers
5 West, C5-C1
Microfiche
Basement East via Basement West
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