1) Books are arranged **alphabetically** by
the initial letters in the call number
... |
**H**451
.Z682
1998 |
**HA**126
.I90
1987 |
**HB**12
.I90
2000 |
**HC**13
.C55
1952 |

2) ... then **numerically** by
the numbers after the letter or letters.
These numbers are read as **whole numbers** - 1, 2, 3 ... 101, 102,
103 ... 1001, 1002, 1003, etc. |
BF**1**
.J575 |
BF**699**
.D46 |
BF**1028**
.B45
1993b |
BF**1125**
.G38
1992 |

3) The letters that follow
the decimal point are read **alphabetically**. |
BF699
.**D**46 |
BF699
.**H**5 |
BF699
.**J**6 |
BF699
.**P**7 |

4) The numbers that follow
the the decimal point are in **decimal
order**. |
PS3569
.A**462345**
D45 |
PS3569
.A**5137**
F4
1984 |
PS3569
.A**52**
B58
1999 |
PS3569
.A**5452**
A44
1996 |

5) There may be a second
letter-number combination after the decimal.
These should also be read in **decimal
order**. |
PS3566
.A6948
**B3**
1994 |
PS3566
.A6948
**E43**
1998 |
PS3566
.A6948
**J64**
2000 |
PS3566
.A6948
**W5**
1997 |

6) The four numbers at the
end of the record are the **publication
date**. |
BF1028
.B45
**1993** |
BF1028
.B45
**1993b** |
BF1125
.G38
**1992** |
BF1125
.G38
**1995** |