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Library policies and procedures relating to collections and services.

Library of Congress Classification by Subject

Hege Library, like many academic libraries, uses the Library of Congress Classification system to assign call numbers. This system uses letters and numbers to sort books into subject areas, and each title has its own unique call number. This outline of the Library of Congress Classification can be used to determine where titles in a general subject area may be found in our library. For more information about the Library of Congress Classification system, how to find materials please ask at the Information Desk on the main floor A more detailed version of the LC Classification is available at the Library of Congress Webpage,


LC has 21 subject areas. Items are shelved by this letter first in alphabetical order.

  • A: General Works
  • B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
  • C: Auxiliary Sciences of History
  • D: World History and History or Europe: Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, etc.
  • E-F: History of the Americas
  • G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
  • H: Social Sciences
  • J: Political Sciences
  • K: Law
  • L: Education
  • M: Music and Books on 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, Information Resources