Accession number



the individual number or serial designation identifying specifically any of the items, as books or records, acquired by a library, collection, or the like.
Historical Examples

The three varieties used in the experiment are Meiling, Nanking, and an unnamed variety carried under the accession number 7916.
Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting Northern Nut Growers Association

Do you write price and date of bill as well as accession number in the book.
Papers and proceedings of the thirty-fifth general meeting of the American Library Association, 1913 Various

Letter book pockets or book plates with call number and accession number, if this is the custom of the library.
Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey

Book card has author’s surname, title of book, class number and accession number.
Papers and Proceedings of the Thirty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Library Association Held at Ottawa, Canada June 26-July 2, 1912 Various

Book pocket contains two cards, one white, one pink with author’s name, title of book and call number and accession number.
Papers and Proceedings of the Thirty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Library Association Held at Ottawa, Canada June 26-July 2, 1912 Various

Book cards filed under date of issue by class author and accession number.
Papers and Proceedings of the Thirty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Library Association Held at Ottawa, Canada June 26-July 2, 1912 Various

It includes usually only the class- and author-number, author’s name, brief title, and accession number.
A Library Primer John Cotton Dana

Write the accession number on the back of mount (see under Labeling) and on author card.
A Library Primer John Cotton Dana

These slips may then be arranged numerically by accession number and the cost entered in the accession book.
Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey

noun
(library science) the number given to record a new addition to a collection

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