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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 Main 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.

Library of Congress Call Numbers

Call Numbers Deck Number
A – E 8 East
F – Z* *9 East
LC Folio (F.) Materials A – Z 8 East, Ranges D11 – E16

*Shifting in Progress


Dewey (non-quarto) Call Numbers

Call Numbers 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 – 506M* *Basement West
506N – 624 2 West – south
625 – 734 2 West – north
735 – 869.7 3.5 West
869.8 – 917 5 West
918 – 999* *9.5 West

* Shifting in progress
^ Quarto material within this call number range is being reintegrated onto Deck 1

Dewey Quarto (Q.) Call Numbers

Call Numbers Deck Number
Q.001 – Q.317 A* *Shelved with non-quarto materials; see locations above.
Q.317 B – Q.609* *1 East
Q.610 – Q.705 F 2 East
Q.705 G – Q.999 3 East

* Shifting in progress

Dewey Special Prefixes

Prefix Item Type Deck Number
A. Bibliographies 4 East
C. College Catalogs 5 East, Ranges E32 – E26
F. Dewey Decimal Folios 5 East

Government Documents

Prefix Item Type Deck Number
DOC. U.S. Government Documents 5 West, Ranges C7 – C33
U.S. Congressional Hearings 47-2-S E24r to 96-1-S V58vese 5 West, Ranges C33 – C37
U.S. Serial Set 5 West, D-ranges
UN. United Nations Documents 5 West, Ranges C6 – C5
Great Britain Sessional Papers 5 West, Ranges C5 – C1

Other Collections within the Bookstacks

Item Type Deck Number
Stacks Reference 5 East, Ranges D4 – A34
Illios – U of I Yearbooks 5 East, Range C17
Microfiche Basement East via Basement West