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    Call Numbers Demystified

    Once you have searched the catalogue and found an item you want, there are two pieces of information you need to know to retrieve it:

    1. The Location: This will tell you which campus has the item, or if it is available full text online. Most items can be transferred to another campus through the "Place Hold" or "I Need Material" links.
    2. The "Call Number": Most items in the Library Catalogue are assigned a Library of Congress call number which is a combination of letters and numbers representing a subject. In our book collection you will find this call number on the spine of each book. You will always find related books shelved together so understanding call numbers can help you find many resources on the shelves.

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    KPU Library develops and maintains a collection that:

    • Supports the learning and research activity of KPU's students, faculty, instructors and staff
    • Develops critical thinking, lifelong learning, and interdisciplinary skills and values
    • Provides access to different formats, and
    • Supports the principles of intellectual freedom, diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.


      KPU currently accepts donations. Please read Donations of Books & Materials at KPU Library for full details.

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