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COAD 1000: Freshman Seminar: LC Classification

Library of Congress

Curious about how the Library of Congress Classification system organizes the books in a print collection?  Do you see your area of study below?  Listed here are the letters and titles of the main classes of the LC system.

Click on any class to view an outline of its subclasses.

Library of Congress Classification Outline


A = General Works

M = Music

B = Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion

N = Fine Arts

C = Auxiliary Sciences of History

P = Language and Literature

D = World History

Q = Science

E = History of the Americas

R = Medicine

F = History of the Americas

S = Agriculture

G = Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

T = Technology

H = Social Sciences

U = Military Science

J = Political Science

V = Naval Science

K = Law

Z = Bibliography, Library Science

L = Education



To find floor maps with collections, departments and call numbers, use The Building tab.

Understanding Call Numbers