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Library of Congress Classification System: Start Here

Books in the SRJC Libraries are organized according to the Library of Congress Classification System. Learn more about the LCC system here.

Description

The books in the SRJC Libraries are arranged on the shelves according to the Library of Congress Classification System, which separates all knowledge broadly into 21 subject classes. Each class is identified by a letter of the alphabet, subclasses by combinations of letters, and subtopics within classes and subclasses by a numerical notation.

Library of Congress Examples
Q represents Science   H represents Social Sciences
QK represents Botany   HQ represents the Family, Marriage, Women
QK 495 represents Angiosperms   HQ 811- HQ 960.7 represents Divorce

 

Library of Congress Classification Outline

Printable Version

For an abbreviated, printable version of the Library of Congress Classification System click on the PDF document below.

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