Library Catalog Orientation

Step 1: What Bidwell's Library Catalog Looks Like


Bidwell's Online Library Catalog looks like this


Step 2: What a Record for a Book Looks Like


Record of a Fiction Book


Record of a Nonfiction Book

Step 3: Call Numbers

To find a book in the library, you need to know the call number. It is located in the left hand corner of the record. You can also tell if a book is in the library or checked out by someone.

There are different kinds of call numbers.

    F is a Fiction book.

    REF is a Reference book. These books aren't checked out-- they are always in the library for you to use. They include a lot of different types of encyclopedias, atlases, almanacs, and dictionaries.

    Nonfiction books have call numbers that begin with numbers. Drawing books are in the 740s, sports books are in the 790s, books about UFOs are in the 001s. Wild animals are found in the 590s. Cookbooks, medicine, car books, and pets are all found in the 600s (technology).   Reference books also use these numbers.

    Biographies are found in the 92s, although they are in the 920s if they are about more than one person. To find the numbers of your favorite subjects, type the subject in the box and click on the subject button. You will find a list of subjects. Click on a subject to see the titles.


Step 4: High School Library Catalogs

Step 5: Check Out Bidwell's Library Catalog


Look for this icon on Bidwell's library page
Find Bidwell's Online Library Catalog by going to the Bidwell Library page and clicking on the magnifying glass. Bidwell's Library page.