Two types of call numbers are available for searching in Orbis: LC (Library of Congress) call numbers and Local call numbers (which include Yale classification, film, microfilm, and others).
Enter the call number (may or may not contain alphabetical characters) starting with the first character, and include all punctuation and spaces. Case does not matter. Complete or partial call numbers may be entered:
- E 184.I6 .M117 1996: this is a complete Library of Congress call number for Angela's ashes: a memoir
- Mb 60: this is a partial local Yale call number for catalog records relating to a certain subject, in this case slavery in America.
Search results are listed in call number order. Results are displayed in Brief format (Call Number, Author, Title, Publisher) and are browsable, forward and backward. The first record is the one that most closely matches the call number you entered.
Click on the blue highlighted link to access the detailed record for a specific call number.