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Call Numbers to Browse

If you're interested in a broad topic related to German Studies, or would like to browse for inspiration, try one of these Library of Congress call letters:

  • DB: Austria
  • DD: Germany
  • PN 1993.4 G3: German-language cinema
  • PT: Literature in German

Locations of print books:

  • New books are located in the Library lobby and are in call number order.
  • Print Reference books are on the first floor across from the Learning Commons area.
  • Book stacks: Consult the library map; look for location posters; or ask any staff member for help!
*Location of German Literature Books
The German literature collection (Library of Congress call sign PT) is split between the third and fourth floors of Collins Library. In technical terms, the split occurs at PT 2499, with everything at and below that located on the third floor, and everything above that located on the fourth floor.  

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