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Library of Congress (LC) Call Numbers

LC Subjects

The Las Positas College Library uses Library of Congress (LC) Call Numbers to organize the materials on the library shelves.  This system of LC call numbers allows our library, and other college libraries to shelve books by subjects.  This means that books with similar subjects will be in the same area on the library shelves even in different libraries that use the LC call number system.  

To browse books on a particular subject, use the letters at the beginning of the call numbers.  Use the list to the right to find the letters for subject you need and the go to the corresponding location in the library to browse books that are on that subject.

Click here for more information about the Library of Congress Classification System. 

Subject List

AC - Collections, Series, Collected Works.
AE - Encyclopedias (General). AG Dictionaries and Other General Reference Works.
AI - Indexes (General).
AM - Museums. Collectors and Collecting.
AN - Newspapers.
AP - Periodicals.
AS - Academies and Learned Societies (General).
AY - Yearbooks. Almanacs. Directories.
AZ - History of Scholarship and Learning. The Humanities.

B - Philosophy (General).
BC - Logic.
BD - Speculative Philosophy.
BF - Psychology, Parapsychology, Occult Sciences.
BH - Aesthetics.
BJ - Ethics. Social Usages. Etiquette.
BL - Religion.
BM - Judaism.
BP - Islam, Bahaism, Theosophy.
BQ - Buddhism.
BR - Christianity.
BS - The Bible.
BT - Doctrinal Theology.
BV - Practical Theology.
BX Christian Denominations.

C - Auxillary Sciences of History (General).
CB - History of Civilization.
CC - Archaeology.
CD - Diplomatics, Archives, Seals.
CE - Calendar, Technical Chronology.
CJ - Numismatics, Coins, Medals.
CN - Inscriptions, Epigraphy.
CR - Heraldry.
CS - Genealogy.
CT - General Biography.

D - General World History.
DA - Great Britian.
DAW - Central Europe.
DB - Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia.
DC - France.
DD - Germany.
DE - The Mediterranean Region.
DF - Greece.
DG - Italy.
DH - Belgium, Luxemburg.
DJ - Netherlands (Holland).
DK - Russia and former Soviet Republics.
DL - Northern Europe, Scandinavia.
DP - Spain, Portugal.
DQ - Switzerland.
DR - Balkan Peninsula.
DS - Asia.
DT - Africa.
DU - Oceania, Australia, New Zealand.
DX - Roma (Gypsies).

E America & United States by Period
F America & United States by Area/Region

G - General Geography, Atlases, Maps.
GA - Cartography, Mathematical Geography
GB - Physical Geography
GC - Oceanography
GE - Environmental Sciences
GF - Human Geography
GN - Anthropology
GR - Folklore.
GT - Manners and Customs.
GV - Recreation, Leisure.

H - General Social Sciences.
HA - Statistics.
HB - Economic Theory, Demography, Business Cycles.
HC-HD - Economic History.
HE - Transportation and Communications.
HF - Commerce.
HG - Finance.
HJ - Public Finance.
HM - General Sociology.
HN - Social History, Problems, and Reform.
HQ - Family, Marriage, Women.
HS - Societies and Clubs.
HT - Cities, Communities, Races.
HV - Social Service, Welfare, Criminology.
HX - Socialism, Communism, Utopias, Anarchism.

J - General Legislative and Executive Papers.
JA - Political Science (General).
JC - Political Theory, Theory of the State
JF - Political Institutions and Public Administration
JK - Political Institutions and Public Administration: United States.
JL - Political Institutions and Public Administration: America Outside the U.S.
JN - Political Institutions and Public Administration: Europe.
JQ - Political Institutions and Public Administration: Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania.
JS - Local Government.
JV - Colonies and Colonization. Emigration and Immigration.
JX - International Relations and Law.

K - Law (General).
KD - United Kingdom and Ireland.
KE - Canada.
KF - United States.
KG - Central America, Carribbean.
KH - South America.
KJ - Europe.

L - Education (General).
LA - History of Education.
LB - Theory and Practice of Education.
LC - Social Aspects of Education.
LD - Individual Institutions: United States.
LE - Individual Institutions: America except United States
LF - Individual Institutions: Europe
LG - Individual Institutions: Asia, Africa, Oceania
LH - College and School Magazines and Papers.
LJ - Student Fraternities and Societies in the United States.
LT - Multi-Subject Textbooks.

M - Instrumental and Vocal Music.
ML - Literature of Music.
MT - Musical Instruction and Study.

N - Visual Arts (General)
NA - Architecture
NB - Sculpture
NC - Illustration, Design, Drawing.
ND - Painting.
NE - Printing.
NK - Decorative Arts, Applied Arts.
NX - Arts in General

P - General Lingusitics
PA - Classical Languages and Literature.
PB - Modern European Languages, Celtic Languages and Literature.
PC - Romance Languages.
PD - Old Germanic, Scandinavian.
PE - English.
PF - Dutch, German.
PG - Slavic.
PH - Finnish.
PJ - Oriental, Semitic.
PK - Indo-Iranian.
PL - East Asian, African, Oceania.
PM - Indigenous American, Artificial Languages.
PN - Literary History and Collections.
PQ - Romance Literature.
PR - English Literature.
PS - American Literature.
PT - Germanic Literature.
PZ - Basic Reader/Childrens' Literature.

Q - General Science.
QA - Mathematics, Computer Science.
QB - Astronomy.
QC - Physics.
QD - Chemistry.
QE - Geology.
QH - Natural History, Biology.
QK - Botany.
QL - Zoology.
QM - Human Anatomy.
QP - Physiology.
QR - Microbiology.

R - General Medicine.
RA - Public Aspects of Medicine.
RB - Pathology.
RC - Internal Medicine.
RD - Surgery.
RE - Opthalmology.
RF - Ear, Nose, and Throat.
RG - Gynecology, Obstetrics.
RJ - Pediatrics.
RK - Dentistry.
RL - Dermatology.
RM - Therapeutics, Pharmacology.
RS - Pharmacy.
RT - Nursing.
RV - Botanic, Eclectic Medicine.
RX - Homeopathy.
RZ - Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Mental Healing.

S - Agriculture (General).
SB - Plant Culture.
SD - Forestry.
SF - Animal Culture.
SH - Aquaculture.
SK - Hunting.

T - General Technology
TA - General Engineering, General Civil Engineering
TC - Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering
TD - Environmental Technology, Sanitary Engineering
TE - Highway Engineering
TF - Railroads
TG - Bridge Engineering
TH - Building Construction
TJ - Mechanical Engineering
TK - Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering
TL - Motor Vehicles, Aeronautics, Astronautics
TN - Mining, Metallurgy
TP - Chemical Technology
TR - Photography
TS - Manufactures
TT - Arts and Crafts, Handicrafts
TX - Home Economics

U - Military Science (General)
UA - Armies: Organization, Description, Facilities, etc.
UB - Military Administration
UC - Maintenance and Transportation
UD - Infantry
UE - Cavalry, Armored and Mechanized Cavalry
UF - Artillery
UG - Military Engineering, Air Forces, Air Warfare
UH - Other Services

V - Naval science (General) VA - Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation
VB - Naval administration
VC - Naval maintenance
VD - Naval seamen
VE - Marines
VF - Naval ordnance
VG - Minor services of navies
VK - Navigation. Merchant marine
VM - Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering

Z Books (General). Writing. Paleography. Book industries and trade. Libraries. Bibliography
ZA Information resources (General)