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Finding Books on the Shelves

If you're looking for a print book on our library shelves, you will need to know the item's call number. Each book has a unique call number to help you locate it in the library.

Most academic library call numbers are created using the Library of Congress Classification System. The general classifications are:

A General Works
B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
C Auxiliary Sciences of History
D World History and History of Europe
E History of the Americas
F History of the Americas
G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
H Social Sciences 

  • HF Accounting
  • HV Criminal Justice

J Political Science

K Law

  • KF Paralegal

L Education
M Music
N Fine Arts
P Language and Literature
Q Science

  • QA Computer Information Systems

R Medicine

  • RA Paramedic
  • RB Medical Coding
  • RC Radiologic 
  • RC Respiratory Therapy
  • RD Surgical Technology
  • RT Nursing

S Agriculture
T Technology

  • TP Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • TT Cosmetology
  • TX Culinary

U Military Science
V Naval Science
Z Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources

Source: Library of Congress