Library of Congress System


Foley Center uses the Library of Congress system for classifying its books. This system uses a combination of letters and numbers to form call numbers. Selected categories are listed below.

A - General Works
AE - Encyclopedias
AY - Yearbooks, Almanacs

B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
B - Philosophy
BF - Psychology
BL-BX - Religion

C - History, Auxiliary Science
CS - Genealogy
CT - Biography

D - History Outside America
D - History (General)
DA- Great Britain
DB-DR - Other European Countries
DS - Asia
DT - Africa
DU - Australia and Oceania

E-F History - America
E - America (General and U.S.)
F 1-1000 - U.S. (Local)
F 1001-1140 - Canada
F 1201-3800 - Latin America

G Geography, Recreation
G-GB - Atlases, Maps, Geography
GV - Recreation, Sports, Dance

H Social Sciences
H - General Social Sciences
HA - Statistics
HB- HJ - Business, Economics
HM-HX - Sociology

J Political Science
JK - United States
JX - International Law

K Law
KF - United States Law

L Education
LA - History of Education
LB - Theory and Practice

M Music
ML - Literature of Music
MT - Music Instruction

N Fine Arts
N - General Visual Arts
NA - Architecture
NB - Sculpture
ND - Painting
NK - Interior Design

P Language and Literature
P - Philosophy and Linguistics
PA - Classical Languages
PC - Romance Languages
PD-PF - Germanic Languages
PE - English Language
PQ - Romance Literature
PR - English Literature
PS - American Literature
PT - Germanic Literature

Q Science
QA - Mathematics
QC - Physics
QD - Chemistry
QE - Geology
QH - Biology
QK - Botany
QL - Zoology

R Medicine
RC - Internal Medicine
RS - Pharmacy and Drugs
RT - Nursing

S Agriculture

T Technology
TA-TK - Engineering

U Military Science

V Naval Science

Z Library Science