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Call Numbers & Library of Congress Classification System

Library of Congress Classification System

Most books in the Mendik Library are arranged by the Library of Congress Classification System. The system divides all knowledge into twenty-one basic classes, each identified by a single letter of the alphabet. Most of these alphabetical classes are further divided into more specific subclasses, identified by two-letter, or occasionally, three-letter combinations.

For example:

Class K - Law

Library of Congress Classification: Class K -- Law

·         Subclass K - Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence

·         Subclass KB - Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

·         Subclass KBM - Jewish law

·         Subclass KBP - Islamic law

·         Subclass KBR - History of canon law

·         Subclass KBU - Law of the Roman Catholic Church. The Holy See

·         Subclasses - KD-KDK United Kingdom and Ireland

·         Subclass KDZ - America. North America

·         Subclass KE - Canada

·         Subclass KF - United States

·         Subclass KG - Latin America - Mexico and Central America - West Indies. Caribbean area

·         Subclass KH - South America

·         Subclasses KJ-KKZ - Europe

·         Subclasses KL-KWX - Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica

·         Subclass KZ - Law of nations

 

 

 

·       You can see the complete list of the Library of Congress call numbers: