Answered By: Harry L. Whitlock II
Last Updated: Aug 19, 2021     Views: 22

LC stands for Library of Congress. It is a library classification system used primarily in academic (college) libraries to organize books and other materials by subject. It is similar to the Dewey Decimal System that most public and school libraries use in that it provides an "address" to locate the item.

This link is to a Library of Congress webpage that contains detailed information about all the categories and subcategories used to classify books, journals, maps, media, and other items.

This link is to a library guide that provides more information about the LC classification system.

Each entry in the library catalog provides the LC call number and the location of the item. In Coe Library, the collection begins with "A" on Level 1 (basement) and continues to "Z" on Level 5. This map shows the current arrangement of the collection by floor.

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