FAQs Library of Congress Classification Schedule

These are the topics in each of the broad call number sections (classes)


Class A - General Works
AE Encyclopedias
AG Dictionaries and other general reference books
AI Indexes
AM Museums. Collectors and collecting
AN Newspapers
AP Periodicals
AS Academies and learned societies
AY Yearbooks. Almanacs. Directories.
AZ History of scholarship and learning. The humanities
Class B - Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B Philosophy (General)
BC Logic
BD Speculative philosophy
BF Psychology
BH Aesthetics
BJ Ethics
BL Religions. Mythology. Rationalism
BM Judaism
BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc.
BQ Buddhism
BR Christianity
BS The Bible
BT Doctrinal theology
BV Practical theology
BX Christian denominations
Class C - Auxiliary Sciences of History
C Auxiliary sciences of history (General)
CB History of civilization
CC Archaeology
CD Diplomatics. Archives. Seals
CE Technical chronology. Calendar
CJ Numismatics
CN Inscriptions. Epigraphy
CR Heraldry
CS Genealogy
CT Biography
Class D - History: General and Old World
D History (General)
DA Great Britain
DAW Central Europe
DB Austria. Liechtenstein. Hungary. Czechoslovakia
DC France. Andorra. Monaco
DD Germany
DE The Greco-Roman World
DF Greece
DG Italy. Malta
DH Netherlands (Low Countries). Belgium. Luxembourg
DJ Netherlands (Holland)
DJK Eastern Europe
DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics. Poland
DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
DP Spain. Portugal
DQ Switzerland
DR Balkan Peninsula
DS History of Asia
DT History of Africa
DU History of Oceania (South Seas)
DX History of Gypsies
Class E - History: America (General), United States (National)
E11-E143 America
E151-E887 United States
E184.5-E185.98 African-Americans
E186-E199 Colonial history, 1607-1775
E201-E298 The Revolution, 1775-1783
E300-E453 Revolution to the Civil War
E456-E655 Civil War period, 1861-1865
E660-E738 Late nineteenth century, 1865-1900
E740-E837.7 Twentieth century
E838-E889 Later twentieth century, 1961-2000
E895-909 Twenty-first century, 2001-
Class F - History: United States (Local and Regional), Canada, Central America, South America
F1-F975 United States local history
F206-F220 The South. South Atlantic states
F221-F235 Virginia
F1001-F1140 British America. Canada
F1170 French America
F1201-F3799 Latin America. Spanish America
Class G - Geography. Maps. Anthropology. Recreation
G Geography (General). Atlases. Maps.
GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
GB Physical geography
GC Oceanography
GE Environmental sciences
GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
GN Anthropology
GR Folklore
GT Manners and customs
GV Recreation. Leisure
Class H - Social Sciences
H Social Sciences (General)
HA Statistics
HB Economic theory. Demography
HC-HD Economic history and conditions
HF Commerce
HG Finance
HJ Public finance
HM Sociology (General)
HN Social history and conditions. Social problems
HQ The family. Marriage. Women
HS Societies: secret, benevolent etc.
HT Communities. Classes. Races
HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Class J - Political Science
J General legislative and executive papers
JA Political Science (General)
JC Political theory
JF Political institutions and public administration (General). Comparative government
JK Political institutions and public administration (United States)
JL Political institutions and public administration (The Americas, excluding the U.S.)
JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
JQ Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Oceania)
JS Local government. Municipal government
JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
JX International law
JZ International relations
Class K - Law
K Law (General)
KD United Kingdom and Ireland
KE Canada
KF United States
KFV2401-KFV2999 Virginia
KG Latin America (General), Mexico and Central America
KH South America
KJ Europe
KL-KP Asia and Eurasia
KQ-KT Africa
KU-KW Pacific Area
KZ Law of nations (including treaties, international law, law of the sea and space law)
Class L - Education
L Education (General)
LA History of education
LB Theory and practice of education
LC Special aspects of education
LD Individual institutions (United States)
LE Individual institutions (Americas except the U.S.)
LF Individual institutions (Europe and Eurasia)
LG Individual institutions (Asia, Africa, Pacific Area)
Class M - Music
M1.A1-M1.A15 Manuscripts and printed music in the United States pre-1860
M1.A5-M3 Collections, collected works of individual composers
M5-M1490 Instrumental music
M1495-5000 Vocal music
ML Literature on music
MT Musical instruction and study
Class N - Fine Arts
N Visual arts (General)
NA Architecture
NB Sculpture
NC Drawing. Design. Illustration
ND Painting
NE Print Media
NK Decorative arts. Applied arts. Decoration and ornamentation. Antiques
NX Arts in general
Class P - Language and Literature
P Philology. Linguistics
PA Classical philology and literature
PB Modern European languages (General). Celtic languages and literature
PC Romance languages
PD Germanic languages
PE English language
PF West Germanic languages
PG Slavic languages. Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
PH Finno-Ugrian, Basque languages and literatures
PJ Egyptian, Coptic, Libyan, Berber, Cushitic, and Semitic languages and literatures
PK Indo-Iranian, Armenian, Caucasian, and Georgian languages and literatures
PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
PM Hyperborean, American Indian, and Artificial languages
PN Literature (General)
PQ Romance literatures
PR English literature
PS American literature
PT Germanic literatures
PZ Juvenile literature (all languages)
Class Q - Science
Q Science (General)
QA Mathematics
QB Astronomy
QC Physics
QD Chemistry
QE Geology
QH Natural history (General)
QK Botany
QL Zoology
QM Human anatomy
QP Physiology
QR Microbiology
Class R - Medicine
R Medicine (General)
RA Public aspects of medicine
RB Pathology
RC Internal medicine
RD Surgery
RE Opthalmology
RF Otorhinolaryngology
RG Gynecology and obstetrics
RJ Pediatrics
RK Dentistry
RL Dermatology
RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
RS Pharmacy and materia medica
RT Nursing
RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
RX Homeopathy
RZ Other systems of medicine
Class S - Agriculture
S Agriculture (General)
SB Plant culture
SD Forestry
SF Animal culture
SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
SK Hunting sports
Class T - Technology
T Technology (General)
TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
TF Railroad engineering and operation
TG Bridge engineering
TH Building construction
TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
TP Chemical technology
TR Photography
TS Manufactures
TT Handicrafts. Arts and crafts
TX Home economics
Class U - Military Science
U Military science (General)
UA Armies: organization, distirbution, military situation
UB Military administration
UC Maintenance and transportation
UD Infantry
UE Cavalry. Armor
UF Artillery
UG Military engineering
UH Other services
Class V - Naval Science
V Naval Sciences (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
Class Z - Bibliography. Library Science
Z4-Z115.5 Books (General). Writing. Paleography.
Z116-Z659 Book industries and trade
Z662-Z1000.5 Libraries
Z1001-Z8999 Bibliography
ZA Information resources (General)

For a more detailed breakdown, see the Library of Congress Classification Schedule Outline at the Library of Congress website.

Dev. by L. Preston 2/05

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