Q. Can I browse by call numbers within the library system?


Yes, you can browse by call number!

Go to the ASU Library home page

  • If you are a current ASU student, faculty or staff, Sign In at the top right corner of the library home page; this will give you more retrieval and full text options.

Scroll down the page, just below the One Search option, and click: Advanced Search

  • At the top of the resulting page, in the header area, click: Browse
    • Select the appropriate Browse by ______ option from the drop down list.
      Choices include:
      • Subject
      • Author
      • Title
      • Library of Congress call numbers
        • Call number system used by academic research libraries in the US - These are typically used in our Stacks and throughout many of our other collections.
      • Dewey call numbers
        • Typically these are high school level and under "Children's books"
      • SUDOC call numbers
        • Superintendent of Documents - typically these are US federal document
      • NLM call numbers
        • National Library of Medicine call numbers
      • Other call numbers
        • Many of our specialized collections' items will have "Other" call numbers
    • Search for a partial call number.
      • Click here to view sample results for Library of Congress call numbers that begin with MT.

You may also perform a Virtual Browse by call number around another item in our Catalog:

  • From the ASU Library home page perform a search in One Search
    • Enter keywords, title or author then click: Search
    • On the results page (using the filters on the right side of the page) under Availability, click: Available in the Library
    • Scroll through your results, then click the title of an item
    • On the item record, scroll down to the bottom of the page to the Virtual Browse section.
    • Scroll left and right to see related items organized by call number.
    • Click to view an example of a Virtual Browse result for a sample search: Eco design book

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