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Using Call Numbers to Find Math Books

Call Numbers

Libraries typically organize books by call numbers. They use either the Library of Congress system or the Dewey Decimal system. Here at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, we primarily use the Library of Congress system. An exception to this is found in the K-12 nonfiction section in the EMC; these books are arranged by Dewey numbers.

Where are math books typically located?

Library of Congress System:
QA - all (General)
QA101-145 (Elementary)
QA150-272.5 (Algebra)
QA273-280 (Probability; Statistics)
QA440-699 (Geometry; Trigonometry)

Dewey Decimal System:


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