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side on the left has places for the author, title, call number, volume/date, patron name/address where in the desk it was to be sent; image on the left shows the other side has boxes to signify status like not on shelf, veriy book number, clarify book number, give volume or bulletin number, give complete date, and and other
The front and back of an old call slip from when the Adams Building was called the Annex (Photo courtesy of Ellen Terrell)

Pic of the Week: Verify Book Number

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Sometimes when I am using material from the collections, I run across items that have been left in the books by earlier researchers.  Today’s post features one such item.

This is a photo of one of the Library’s old call slips used in what is now the Adams Building.  A call slip is the form that a researcher turns in at the Book Service Desk to request material from the general collections.  I have been told that we stopped using these slips in 1978 or 1979 and soon began using a three-part slip that provided a carbon copy to the reader.

While there have been at least two updated versions of the call slip form since this particular version, we now have the Automated Call Slip system which enables users with a Reader Identification Card to request material online.

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