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Find a Book - Call Numbers

In a library, books and audiovisual items are located near items with a similar subject.

Each item is given a unique "call number" (letter and number address) that corresponds to its subject.

Letters and numbers on a white label on the outside of each item indicate the precise subject and, therefore, location of each work.

Items in the LC System have call numbers that begin with one or more letters:

PS

2103

S37

(The PS indicates a work on American literature.)

M

141.3

P41

(The M indicates a musical score.)

 

Rothrock Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System to determine each item's call number. Some LC subject headings are listed in the next box.

 

Find a Book - Library of Congress Classification

A GENERAL WORKS

General encyclopedias, reference books

 

B PHILOSOPHY--RELIGION

B-BJ Philosophy, Psychology

BL-BX Religion

 

C AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY

CB History of civilization

CC Archaeology

CS Genealogy

CT Biography (General)

 

D HISTORY: GENERAL AND OLD WORLD

D World history

DA Great Britain

DB Austria

DC France

DD, etc. Other individual countries

 

E-F HISTORY OF AMERICA

E 1-143 America (General)

E 151-857 United States (General)

F 1-957 United States: States and local

F 1001-1140 Canada

F 1201, etc. Other individual countries

 

G GEOGRAPHY, ANTHROPOLOGY, FOLKLORE

G Geography (General)

GB Physical geography

GN Anthropology

GR Folklore

GV Recreation

 

H SOCIAL SCIENCES

HA Statistics

HB-HJ Economics

HM-HX Sociology

 

 

 

J POLITICAL SCIENCE

JA-JC Political science

JF-JQ Constitutional history

JS Local government

 

K LAW

L EDUCATION

M MUSIC

 

N FINE ARTS

NA Architecture

NB Sculpture

NC Graphic arts

ND Painting

NK Decorative arts

 

P LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

PA Classical languages and literatures

PC Romance languages

PD-PF Germanic languages

PJ-PL Oriental languages and literatures

PN General and comparative literature

PQ Romance literatures  

PR English literature

PS American literature

PT Germanic literatures

PZ Juvenile literature

 

Q SCIENCE

QA Mathematics

QB Astronomy

QC Physics

QD Chemistry

QE Geology

QH Natural history

QK Botany

QL Zoology

QM Human anatomy

QP Physiology

QR Bacteriology

R MEDICINE

R General

RC Internal medicine

RG Gynecology and obstetrics

RJ Pediatrics

RM Therapeutics, Pharmacology

RS Pharmacy

RT Nursing

RX Homeopathy

 

S AGRICULTURE

SB Plant culture and horticulture

SD Forestry

SF Animal culture

SH Fish culture and fisheries

 

T TECHNOLOGY

TA General engineering

TH Building construction

TJ Mechanical engineering

TK Electrical engineering

TL Motor vehicles, Aeronautics

TP Chemical technology

TR Photography

TT Handicrafts, Arts and crafts

 

U MILITARY SCIENCE

V NAVAL SCIENCE

Z BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIBRARY SCIENCE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find a Book with Library of Congress Call Number

Most of the books in Rothrock Library are located on the lower level. DVDs, videos, and audiobooks are in LB 109, the Media Periodicals Room, on the upper level.

Labels on the end of each row of shelves help you find the correct area for a call number.

 • The call number is written on a white label on the spine of a book.

The letters on the first line of the call number are arranged alphabetically.

First locate the books that have call numbers with the correct first letter (e.g., H).

Next look for the second letter, if there is one. H comes before HA; HM comes after HJ and before HX.

These call numbers are in correct order:

H

437

S32

HB

721

A48

HG

52

M6

HT

4278

T844

 

Sometimes the second line of an LC call number has a decimal number.

Books that have a decimal in the second line, like the third, fourth, and fifth examples below, will be shelved after all the books that have the same classification letter(s) and numbers, but no decimal.

These call numbers are arranged in the order in which their books would be shelved:

PS

4528

L8

PS

4528

S97

PS

4528.1

A38

PS

4528.1

S37

PS

4528.2

G8

PS

4529

M6

 

The third line of a Library of Congress call number begins with a letter.

The numbers following this letter are considered a decimal when locating a book on the shelf. Therefore, for example, G9 will follow G68 because the 9 in G9 will be filed as .9 and the 68 in G68 will be filed as .68.

Here is a row of books with LC call numbers, filed in correct order:

HM

238

B8

HM

238

G6

HM

238

G68

HM

238
G9

HM

238

T4

 

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