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Atlases, because of their large sizes, are typically shelved in special areas. Here are some locations of atlases in our library:

  • Reference Room Atlas Case: This is our main collection of current atlases. Located outside Room 419 as walking from main Reference Room toward Williston Level 4 stacks.
  • Reference Room in G call number range: smaller atlases that fit on regular shelving.
  • LC X-Folio shelving: older atlases no longer needed in the Reference collection. Browse the G call number range. Located on Level 2 1/2.
  • Cutter X-Folio shelving: even older atlases that pre-date our 1966 switch from Cutter to the LC Classification. Browse the GZ call number range. Located on Level 2 1/2.
  • Special Collections: some rare atlases. Ask librarians.

Some atlases are available via the Internet:

Reading Call Numbers

  • N - describes the subject area: read in alphabetical order
  • 66 -  describes the topic: read as a whole number
  • B634- describes the author's last name: read in alphabetical order, then the number as a decimal
  • 1999  - date of publication: read in chronological order

Example of call number order:

N66 .B634 1999
NA 9 .A34 2005
NA 20 .G4 2001
NA 100.G411.2001
NA 100 .G47 2008

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