Call Number Indexing in the Central Catalog

The only call numbers that are indexed in the Central Catalog are those that appear in the bibliographic records. Call numbers from institutional records are not indexed. Consequently, a specific call number used for an item at an individual library may or may not appear in the call number index. The Central Catalog's call number index is best used as a way to find material in a classification area, not as a search for an individual item.

Call number fields indexed in the central catalog are:

  • LC call number: 050, 090
  • Dewey Call number: 082, 092
  • Government Documents call number: [none]
  • 086 NLM call number: 060, 096


Created June 2002

Updated December 2014