Shelving

The Library shelves are labeled according to subject fields.  All books on Education for example, are shelved under the Education shelves, denoted as class “L”, followed by other sub-themes for example (Comparative Education – LB 43).  Serials are given their broad class mark of the subject field.  Hence, a journal of Library and Information Science is assigned the “Z” classmark.

OUTLINE OF LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION SCHEDULE

A

General Works

B-BJ

Philosophy, Psychology

BL, BM, BP,

Religion: Religions, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism

BP

Islam

C

Auxiliary Sciences of History

D-DR

History (General) and History of Europe

DS-DX

History of Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

E-F

History: American (Western Hemisphere)

G

Geography, Maps, Anthropology, Recreation

H

Social Sciences

J

Political Science

K

Law in General, Comparative and Uniform Law, Jurisprudence

KB

Shari’a Law, Religious Law

KD

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland

KDZ, KG-KH

Law of the Americas, Latin America and the West Indies

KE

Law of Canada

KF

Law of the United States

KJ-KKZ

Law of Europe

KZ

Law of Nations

K Tables

Form Division Tables for Law

L

Education

M

Music

N

Fine Arts

P-PA

Philosophy and Linguistics (General).  Greek Language and Literature, Latin Languages and Literature

PB-PH

Modern European Languages

PJ

Arabic Language/Literature

PJ-PK

Oriental Philology and Literature, Indo-Iranian Philology and Literature

PL

Hausa Language/Literature

PM

Languages of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania, Hyperborean, Indian, and Artificial languages

PN

Literature (General)

PQ

French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese Literatures

PR, PS, PZ

English and American Literature, Juvenile Belles Lettres

PT

German, Dutch, and Scandinavian Literatures

P-PZ Tables

Languages and Literature Tables

Q

Science

R

Medicine

S

Agriculture

T

Technology

U-V

Military Science, Naval Science

Z

Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources