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Library of Congress Classification System

Materials in the library are organized using the Library of Congress Classification System.  It is similar to the Dewey Decimal system used in many school libraries, but is better suited for a larger collection.  Subject areas are assigned letters instead of numbers. Below is a general guide to the system.   Click on each topic area to see more specific subject assignments.  

Letter Subject area
A General Works
B Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion
C Auxiliary Sciences of History
D General and Old World History
E History of America
F History of the United States and British, Dutch, French, and Latin America
G Geography, Anthropology, and Recreation
H Social Sciences
J Political Science
K Law
L Education
M Music
N Fine Arts
P Language and Literature
Q Science
R Medicine
S Agriculture
T Technology
U Military Science
V Naval Science
Z Bibliography, Library Science, and General Information Resources