Library of Congress Classification System

Sometimes students just want to browse the shelves to find the books they need. You can use this guide to the Library of Congress Classification System to help you go to the correct shelves. All the books on the BCCC Library shelves are given a Library of Congress Call Number. The call number is determined by the type of book it is. For example, books about music will be shelved in the M-section. Books on Political Science are in the J-section. Some categories are so large, they are given an additional letter to help users find the books on the shelves.   Notice that Literature is given the letter P. If you were looking for Children's Literature books, you can click on the P - Language and Literature  link below to see the sub groupings. There you will find that Children's Literature is in the PZ section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC Collections, Series, Collected Works.
AE Encyclopedias (General).
AG Dictionaries and Other General Reference Works.
AI Indexes (General).
AM Museums. Collectors and Collecting.
AN Newspapers.
AP Periodicals.
AS Academies and Learned Societies (General).
AY Yearbooks. Almanacs. Directories.
AZ History of Scholarship and Learning. The Humanities.

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B Philosophy (General).
BC Logic.
BD Speculative Philosophy.
BF Psychology, Parapsychology, Occult Sciences.
BH Aesthetics.
BJ Ethics. Social Usages. Etiquette.
BL Religion.
BM Judaism.
BP Islam, Baha'ism, Theosophy.
BQ Buddhism.
BR Christianity.
BS The Bible.
BT Doctrinal Theology.
BV Practical Theology.
BX Christian Denominations.

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C - Auxiliary Sciences of History

C Auxiliary Sciences of History (General).
CB History of Civilization.
CC Archaeology.
CD Diplomatics, Archives, Seals.
CE Calendar, Technical Chronology.
CJ Numismatics, Coins, Medals.
CN Inscriptions, Epigraphy.
CR Heraldry.
CS Genealogy.
CT General Biography.
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D - History: General and outside the Americas

D General World History.
DA Great Britain.
DAW Central Europe.
DB Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia.
DC France.
DD Germany.
DE The Mediterranean Region.
DF Greece.
DG Italy.
DH Belgium, Luxemburg.
DJ Netherlands (Holland).
DK Russia and former Soviet Republics.
DL Northern Europe, Scandinavia.
DP Spain, Portugal.
DQ Switzerland.
DR Balkan Peninsula.
DS Asia.
DT Africa.
DU Oceania, Australia, New Zealand.
DX Roma (Gypsies).
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G - Geography & Anthropology

G General Geography, Atlases, Maps.
GA Cartography, Mathematical Geography
GB Physical Geography
GC Oceanography
GE Environmental Sciences
GF Human Geography
GN Anthropology
GR Folklore.
GT Manners & Customs.
GV Recreation, Leisure.

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H - Social Sciences

H General Social Sciences.
HA Statistics.
HB Economic Theory, Demography, Business Cycles.
HC-HD Economic History.
HE Transportation and Communications.
HF Commerce.
HG Finance.
HJ Public Finance.
HM General Sociology.
HN Social History, Problems, and Reform.
HQ Family, Marriage, Women.
HS Societies and Clubs.
HT Cities, Communities, Races.
HV Social Service, Welfare, Criminology.
HX Socialism, Communism, Utopias, Anarchism.

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J - Political Science

J General Legislative and Executive Papers.
JA Political Science (General).
JC Political Theory, Theory of the State
JF Political Institutions and Public Administration
JK Political Institutions and Public Administration: United States.
JL Political Institutions and Public Administration: America Outside the U.S..
JN Political Institutions and Public Administration: Europe.
JQ Political Institutions and Public Administration: Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania.
JS Local Government.
JV Colonies and Colonization. Emigration and Immigration.
JX International Relations and Law.
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K - Law

K Law (General)
KD United Kingdom and Ireland.
KE Canada.
KF United States.
KG Central America, Caribbean.
KH South America.
KJ Europe.
KM Asia

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L - Education

L Education (General).
LA History of Education.
LB Theory and Practice of Education.
LC Social Aspects of Education.
LD Individual Institutions: United States.
LE Individual Institutions: America except United States
LF Individual Institutions: Europe
LG Individual Institutions: Asia, Africa, Oceania
LH College and School Magazines and Papers.
LJ Student Fraternities and Societies in the United States.
LT Multi-Subject Textbooks.

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M - Music

M Instrumental and Vocal Music.
ML Literature of Music.
MT Musical Instruction and Study.
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N - Fine Arts

N Visual Arts (General)
NA Architecture
NB Sculpture
NC Illustration, Design, Drawing.
ND Painting.
NE Printing.
NK Decorative Arts, Applied Arts.
NX Arts in General

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P - Language and Literature

P General Linguistics
PA Classical Languages and Literature.
PB Modern European Languages, Celtic Languages and Literature.
PC Romance Languages.
PD Old Germanic, Scandinavian.
PE English.
PF Dutch, German.
PG Slavic.
PH Finnish.
PJ Oriental, Semitic.
PK Indo-Iranian.
PL East Asian, African, Oceania.
PM Indigenous American, Artificial Languages.
PN Literary History and Collections.
PQ Romance Literature.
PR English Literature.
PS American Literature.
PT Germanic Literature.
PZ Children's' Literature.

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Q - Science

Q General Science.
QA Mathematics, Computer Science.
QB Astronomy.
QC Physics.
QD Chemistry.
QE Geology.
QH Natural History, Biology.
QK Botany.
QL Zoology.
QM Human Anatomy.
QP Physiology.
QR Microbiology.

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R - Medicine

R General Medicine.
RA Public Aspects of Medicine.
RB Pathology.
RC Internal Medicine.
RD Surgery.
RE Ophthalmology.
RF Ear, Nose, and Throat.
RG Gynecology, Obstetrics.
RJ Pediatrics.
RK Dentistry.
RL Dermatology.
RM Therapeutics, Pharmacology.
RS Pharmacy.
RT Nursing.
RV Botanic, Eclectic Medicine.
RX Homeopathy.
RZ Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Mental Healing

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S - Agriculture

S Agriculture (General).
SB Plant Culture.
SD Forestry.
SF Animal Culture.
SH Aquaculture.
SK Hunting.
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T - Technology

T General Technology
TA General Engineering, General Civil Engineering
TC Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering
TD Environmental Technology, Sanitary Engineering
TE Highway Engineering
TF Railroads
TG Bridge Engineering
TH Buildings
TJ Mechanical Engineering
TK Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering
TL Motor Vehicles, Aeronautics, Astronautics
TN Mining, Metallurgy
TP Chemical Technology
TR Photography
TS Manufactures
TT Arts and Crafts, Handicrafts
TX Home Economics

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U - Military Science

U Military science (General)
UA Armies: Organization, distribution, military situation
UB Military administration
UC Maintenance and transportation
UD Infantry
UE Cavalry. Armor
UF Artillery
UG Military engineering. Air Force. Space Warfare
UH Other services

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Z - Library Science

ZA Information Resources
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