Listed below are the main classes in the Library of Congress Classification Schedules.  Click on a letter to link directly to the class outline or click on its Subclasses for the class breakdown.


A  General Works:   Subclasses

B  Philosophy.  Psychology.  Religion:   Subclasses

C  Auxiliary Sciences of History:   Subclasses

D  World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Etc.:   Subclasses

E  History of the Americas:   Subclasses

F  History of the Americas:   Subclasses

G  Geography.  Anthropology.  Recreation:   Subclasses

H  Social Sciences:   Subclasses

J  Political Science:   Subclasses

K  Law:   Subclasses

L  Education:   Subclasses

M  Music and Books on Music:   Subclasses

N  Fine Arts:   Subclasses

P  Language and Literature:   Subclasses

Q  Science:   Subclasses

R  Medicine:   Subclasses

S  Agriculture:   Subclasses

T  Technology:   Subclasses

U  Military Science:   Subclasses

V  Naval Science:   Subclasses

Z  Bibliography.  Library Science.  Information Resources (General):   Subclasses


See also:

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

Cataloger's Reference Shelf


Source:  The information contained in this section of the Cataloger's Reference Shelf is based on LC Classification Outline, Seventh Edition, 2003, Cataloging Policy and Support Office, Library of Congress; Cataloging Distribution Service, US Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.  It includes the more detailed version based on the Cataloging Policy and Support Office web site (  See the disclaimer.