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Using the Library: Library of Congress Classification

Library of Congress Classification

Call Number Subject
A General Works, Encylopedias
B-BJ Philosophy, Psychology
BL-BX Religion
C Auxiliary Services
D General History and Old World History
E-F American History
G Geography, Anthropology, Folklore
H General Social Sciences
HB- HJ Economics
HM-HX Sociology
J Political Sciences
K Law
M Music
N Fine Arts
P-PA General Language and Literature
PB-PH Modern European Languages
PG Russian Literature
PJ-PM Language and Literature of Asia
PN-PR General Literature and English Literature
PQ French, Spanish, and Italian Literature
PS American Literature
PT German, Dutch, and Scandinavian Literature
PZ Fiction and Juvenile Literature
Q General Science
QA Mathematics
QB Astronomy
QC Physics
QD Chemistry
QE Geology
QH Natural History, General Biology
QK Botany
QL Zoology
QM Human Anatomy
QP Physiology
QR Bacteriology
R Medicine
S Agriculture
T Technology
U Military
V Naval Science
Z Bibliography and Library Science

Library of Congress Classification at Odum Library

Odum Library uses the Library of Congress Classification to organize the library by subject. If you've found a book in the library, chances are the books on the same shelf will be on the same or similar topic. 


Call Numbers 

When you find a book at Odum Library, it will have a call number which corresponds to where you can find it on the shelf. 


Finding Books

  • A library map can provide further details about where call number ranges can be found. 
  • Call numbers can be confusing! If you need assistance finding a book, please stop by the Circulation and Reference Desks.