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Understanding Call Numbers



Library of Congress Classification

- Primary Classes and Subclasses -


PRIMARY CLASS: A | B | C | D | E-F | G | H | J | K | L | M | N | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | Z |


-A- General Works
ACCollections. Series. Collected Works
AEEncyclopedias (General)
AGDictionaries and other general reference books
AIIndexes (General)
AMMuseums(General). Collectors and collecting (General)
ANNewspapers
APPeriodicals (General)
ASAcademics and learned societies (General)
AYYearbooks. Almanacs. Directories
AZHistory of scholarship and learning. The humanities popular errors, delusions and superstitions.

-B- Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
BPhilosophy (General)
BCLogic
BDSpeculative philosophy
BFPsychology
BHAesthetics
BJEthics. Social usages. Etiquette
BLReligions. Mythology. Rationalism.
BMJudaism
BPIslam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc.
BQBuddhism
BRChristianity
BSThe Bible
BTDoctrinal theology
BVPractical theology
BXChristian denominations

-C- Auxiliary sciences of history
CAuxiliary sciences of history (general)
CBHistory of Civilization
CCArchaeology (General)
CDDiplomatics. Archives. Seals.
CETechnical chronology. Calendar
CJNumismatics
CNInscriptions. Epigraphy
CRHeraldry
CSGenealogy
CTBiography

-D- History
DHistory
DAGreat Britain
DBAustria. Liechtenstein. Hungary. Czechoslovakia
DCFrance. Andorra. Monaco
DDGermany
DEThe Mediterranean Region. Greco-Roman World
DFGreece
DGItaly
DHNetherlands (Low Countries)
DJNetherlands (Holland)
DJKEastern Europe
DKSoviet Union
DLNorthern Europe. Scandinavia
DPSpain. Portugal
DQSwitzerland
DRBalkan Peninsula
DSAsia
DTAfrica
DUOceania (South Seas)
DXGypsies

-E-F-
E 11-29America (General)
E 31-46North America
E 51-99Indians. Indians of North America
E 101-135Discovery of America and early explorations
E 151United States (General)
E 184-185.98Elements in the population
E 186-199Afro-Americans
E 186-199Colonial History
E 201-298Revolution
E 301-453Revolution to the Civil War
E 351-364.9War of 1812
E 401-415.5War with Mexico
E 441-453Slavery
E 456-655Civil War
E 482-489Confederate States of America
E 660-738Late nineteenth century
E 714-735Spanish-American War
E 740-Twentieth century
F 1-975United States local history
F 1001-1140British America. Canada
F 1201-1392Mexico
F 1401-1419Latin America (General)
F 1421-1577Central America
F 1601-2191West Indes
F 2201-2239South America (General)
F 2251-2291Columbia
F 2301-2349Venezuela
F 2351-2471Guianas. Guyana. Surinam. French Guiana
F 2501-2659Brazil
F 2661-2699Paraguay
F 2701-2799Uruguay
F 2801-3031.5Argentina
F 3051-3285Chile
F 3301-3359Bolivia
F 3401-3619Peru
F 3701-3799Ecuador

-G- Geography
GGeography (General). Atlases. Maps
GAMathematical geography. Cartography
GBPhysical geography
GCOceanography
GFHuman ecology. Anthropogeography
GNAnthropology
GRFolklore
GTManners and customs (General)
GVRecreation. Leisure

-H- Social Scieces
HSocial Scieces (General)
HAStatistics
Economics
HBEconomic theory. Demography
HC-HDEconomic history and conditions
HETransportation and communications
HFCommerce
HGFinance
HJPublic Finance
Sociology
HMSociology (General and Theoretical)
HNSocial history. Social problems. Social reform
HQThe family. Marriage. Woman
HSSocieties: Secret, benevolent, etc. Clubs
HTCommunities. Classes. Races.
HVSocial Pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
HXSocialism. Communism. Anarchism

-J- General legislative and executive papers
JGeneral legislative and executive papers
JACollections and general works
JCPolitical theory
Constitutional history and administration
JFGeneral works. Comparative works
Special countries
JKUnited States
JLBritish America. Latin America
JNEurope
JQAsia. Africa. Australia. Oceania
JSLocal government
JVColonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration
JXInternational Law. International Relations

-K- Law
K 1-7720Law (General)
K 201-287Jurisprudence. Philosophy and theory of law
K 520-5582Comparative law. International uniform law
K 7000-7720Conflict of laws
Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland
KD 51-9500England and Wales
KD 8850-9312Local laws of England
KD 9320-9355Local laws of Wales
KD 9400-9500Wales
KDC 51-990Scotland
KDE 21-580Northern Ireland
KDG 26-540Isle of Man. Channel Islands
KDK 21-1950Ireland (Eire)
KDZ 0-4999America. North America
KDZ 1100-1199Organization of American States
Law of Canada
KE 1-9450Federal law. Common and collective provincial law
Individual provinces and territories
KEA 0-599Alberta
KEB 0-599British Columbia
KEM 0-599Manitoba
KEN 0-599New Brunswick
KEN 1200-1799Newfoundland
KEN 5400-5999Northwest Territories
KEN 7400-7999Nova Scotia
KEO 0-1199Ontario
KEP 0-599Prince Edward Island
KEQ 0-599Quebec
KES 0-599Saskatchewan
KEY 0-599Yukon Territory
KEZ 0-9999Individual cities, A-Z
Law of the United States
KF 1-9827Federal law. Common and collective state law
Individual states
KFA 0-599Alabama
KFA 1200-1799Alaska
KFA 2400-1299Arizona
KFA 3600-4199Arkansas
KFC 0-1199California
KFC 1800-2399Colorado
KFC 3600-4199Connecticut
KFD 0-599Delaware
KFD 1200-1799District of Columbia
KFF 0-599Florida
KFG 0-599Georgia
KFH 0-599Hawaii
KFI 0-599Idaho
KFI 1200-1799Illinois
KFI 3000-3599Indiana
KFI 4200-4799Iowa
KFK 0-599Kansas
KFK 1200-1799Kentucky
KFL 0-599Louisiana
KFM 0-599Maine
KFM 1200-1799Maryland
KFM 2400-2999Massachusetts
KFM 4200-4799Michigan
KFM 5400-5999Minnesota
KFM 6600-7199Mississippi
KFM 7800-8399Missouri
KFM 9000-9599Montana
KFN 0-599Nebraska
KFN 600-1199Nevada
KFN 1200-1799New Hampshire
KFN 1800-2399New Jersey
KFN 3600-4199New Mexico
KFN 5000-6199New York
KFN 7400-7999North Carolina
KFN 8600-9199North Dakota
KFO 0-599Ohio
KFO 1200-1799Oklahoma
KFO 2400-2999Oregon
KFP 0-599Pennsylvania
KFR 0-599Rhode Island
KFS 1800-2399South Carolina
KFS 3000-3599South Dakota
KFT 0-599Tennessee
KFT 1200-1799Texas
KFU 0-599Utah
KFV 0-599Vermont
KFV 2400-2999Virginia
KFW 0-599Washington
KFW 1200-1799West Virginia
KFW 2400-2999Wisconsin
KFW 4200-4799Wyoming
KFX 0-9999Individual Cities, A-Z
KFZ 1800-2399Northwest Territories
KFZ 8600-9199Confederate States of America
KG 0-999Latin America (General)
KG 3000-3999Mexico and Central America (General)
KGA 0-9000Belize
KGB 0-9000Costa Rica
KGC 0-9000El Salvador
KGD 0-9990Guatemala
KGE 0-9990Honduras
KGF 0-9900Mexico
KGG 0-9900Nicaragua
KGH 0-8000Panama
KGH 9000-9499Panama Canal Zone
West Indies. Caribbean area
KGJ 0-999General
KGJ 7000-7499Anguilla
KGK 0-499Antigua and Barbuda
KGK 1000-1499Aruba
KGL 0-499Bahamas
KGL 1000-1499Barbados
KGL 2000-2499Bonaire
KGL 3000-3499British Leeward Islands
KGL 4000-4499British Virgin Islands
KGL 5000-5999British West Indies
KGL 6000-6499British Windward Islands
KGM 0-499Cayman Islands
KGN 0-9800Cuba
KGP 0-499Curacao
KGP 2000-2499Donimica
KGQ 0-9800Dominican Republic
KGR 0-499Dutch Leeward Islands (General)
KGR 1000-1499Dutch West Indies (Netherlands Antilles)
KGR 2000-2499Dutch Windward Islands (General)
KGR 3000-3499French West Indies (General)
KGR 4000-4499Grenada
KGR 5000-5499Guadeloupe
KGS 0-9000Haiti
KGT 0-499Jamaica
KGT 1000-1499Martinique
KGT 2000-2499Montserrat
KGU 0-499Navassa Islands
KGV 0-8200Puerto Rico
KGW 0-499Saba
KGW 2000-2499Saint Christopher (Saint Kitts). Nevis. Angu
KGW 3000-3499Saint Lucia
KGW 5000-5499Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
KGW 7000-7499Sint Eustatius
KGW 8000-8499Sint Maarten
KGX 0-499Trinidad and Tobago
KGY 0-499Turks and Caicos Islands
KGZ 0-499Virgin Islands of the United States
KH 0-999South America (General)
KHA 0-9800Argentina
KHC 0-8200Bolivia
KHD 0-9900Brazil
KHF 0-9800Chile
KHH 0-9900Colombia
KHK 0-9990Ecuador
KHL 0-9000Falkland Islands
KHM 0-9000French Guiana
KHN 0-9000Guyana
KHP 0-9700Paraguay
KHQ 0-980Peru
KHS 0-9000Surinam
KHU 0-9800Uruguay
KHW 0-9900Venezuela
KD 9400-9500Wales
Europe
KJ 2-1040History of Law
KJ 160-1040Germanic Law
KJA 2-3660Roman Law
KJC, KJERegional comparative and uniform law
KJG 0-499Albania
KJH 0-499Andorra
KJJ 0-4999Austria
KJK 0-4999Belgium
KJM 0-4999Bulgaria
KJN 0-499Cyprus
KJP 0-4999Czechoslovakia
KJR 0-4999Denmark
KJT 0-4999Finland
France
KJV 2-91589National laws
KJW 51-4360Individual regions, provinces, departments, etc.
KJW 5201-9600Individual cities
Germany
KK 2-9799.3Germany and West Germany
KKA 7-9796East Germany
KKB,KKCIndividual States, provinces and cities
KKE 0-4999Greece
KKF 0-4999Hungary
KKG 0-499Iceland
KKH 0-4999Italy
KKJ 0-499Liechtenstein
KKK 0-499Luxembourg
KKK 1000-1499Malta
KKL 0-499Monaco
KKM 0-4999Netherlands
KKN 0-4999Norway
KKP 0-4999Poland
KKQ 0-4999Portugal
KKR 0-4999Romania
KKS 0-499San Marino
KKT 0-4999Spain
KKW 0-4999Switzerland
KKX 0-4999Turkey
KKY 04-499Vatican City
KKZ 0-4999Yugoslavia

-L- Education
LEducation (General)
LAHistory of education
LBTheory and practice of education
LCSpecial aspects of education
Individual institutions: universities, colleges, and schools
LDUnited States
LEAmerica, except United States
LFEurope
LGAsia. Africa. Oceania
LHCollege and school magazines and papers
LJStudent fraternities and societies, United States
LTTextbooks

-M- Music and Books on Music
MMusic
MLLiterature of music
MTMusical instruction and study

-N- Fine Arts
NVisual Arts (General)
NAArchitecture
NBSculpture
NCDrawing. Design. Illustration
NDPainting
NEPrint media
NKDecorative arts. Applied arts. Decoration and ornament
NXArts in general

-P- Language and Literature
PPhilology and linguistics (General)
PAClassical languages and literatures
PBModern European languages
PCRomance languages
PDGermanic languages
PEEnglish
PFWest Germanic
PGSlavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
PHFinno-Ugrian, Basque languages and literatures
PJOriental languages and literatures
PKIndo-Iranian
PLLanguages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
PMHyperborean, Indian, and Artificial languages
PNLiterature
PQRomance literatures
PREnglish literature
PSAmerican literature
PTGermanic literature
PZJuvenile belles lettres

-Q- Science
QScience (General)
QAMathematics
QBAstronomy
QCPhysics
QDChemistry
QEGeology
QHNatural history (General). Biology (General)
QKBotany
QLZoology
QMHuman anatomy
QPPhysiology
QRMicrobiology

-R- Medicine
RMedicine (General)
RAPublic aspects of medicine
RBPathology
RCInternal medicine. Practice of medicine
RDSurgery
REOphthalmology
RFOtorhinolaryngology
RGGynecology and obstetrics
RJPediatrics
RKDentistry
RLDermatology
RMTherapeutics. Pharmacology
RSPharmacy and materia medica
RTNursing
RVBotanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
RXHomeopathy
RZOther systems of medicine

-S- Agriculture
SAgriculture (General)
SBPlant culture
SDForestry
SFAnimal culture
SHAquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
SKHunting

-T- Technology
TTechnology (General)
TAEngineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
TCHydraulic engineering
TDEnvironmental technology. Sanitary engineering
TEHighway engineering. Roads and pavements
TFRailroad engineering and operation
TGBridge engineering
THBuilding construction
TJMechanical engineering and machinery
TKElectrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
TLMotor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
TNMining engineering. Metallurgy
TPChemical technology
TRPhotography
TSManufactures
TTHandicrafts. Arts and crafts
TXHome economics

-U- Military Science
UMilitary science (General)
UAArmies: Organization, description, facilities, etc.
UBMilitary administration
UCMaintenance and transportation
UDInfantry
UECavalry. Armored and mechanized cavalry
UFArtillery
UGMilitary Engineering. Air forces. Air warfare
UHOther services

-V- Naval Science
VNaval science (General)
VANavies: Organization, description, facilities, etc.
VBNaval administration
VCNaval maintenance
VDMarines
VFNaval ordinance
VGMinor services of the navies
VKNavigation. Merchant marine
VMNaval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering

-Z- Bibliography. Library Science
Z 4-115.5Books in general
Z 4-8 History of books and bookmaking
Z 40-115.5 Writing
Z 115-659 Book industries and trade
Z 662-1000.5 Libraries and library science
Z 1001-8999 Bibliography

For a more detailed classification list see the Library of Congress Classification Outline at the Library of Congress web site: http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html

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