The call number is the number on the spine of a book. It acts as the book's "address" and tells you where you can find the book on the library's shelves.
At UAH, books are arranged on the shelves by call number, according to the Library of Congress Classification System.
In general, you'll find books on the same topic shelved close together. If you know the general area for your topic, you can browse the shelves in that area for similar books.
For books on American life and customs, try the following call numbers:
GT Customs & manners
BJ 1850's Etiquette
G 149-180 United States (geography/travel)
E 171-183.9 United States (history)
To find books on various aspects of English language learning, browse the shelves for the following call numbers:
PE English language
PE 1135 Standard American English spelling and pronunciation
PE 1625-1628 Dictionaries of standard English
PE 1128 English grammar
PE 1460 Standard English usage
PE 1408 Academic writing
You will also find a variety of bilingual dictionaries in the P area.
PC 2640 French/English
PC 4640 Spanish/English
PL 679 Japanese/English
PG 2640 Russian/English
PL 1455 Chinese/English
PL 6318 Turkese/English
PL 937 Korean/English
The public library is a good source of high interest/low reading level materials, and has a collection of easy reading picture books. These can be an excellent starting place for beginning readers of English.
If you're having trouble finding a book to suit your interests and reading level, ask at the desk. We'll be happy to help.