Most books in the Roanoke-Chowan Community College 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.
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 Cen. America - West Indies. Caribbean
· 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 by clicking on the link below:
A call number is like a house address. It tells you where an item is located in a library. Each title owned by a library has its own unique call number.
Call numbers appear:
Call numbers are usually on the spine of a library item, so they can be easily read on book shelves. Sometimes, when a spine is too narrow, the call number will be on the book's cover.
Book title: Learned Hand : the man and the judge.
Author: Gunther, Gerald
Call number: KF373.H29 G86 2011
Let’s look at this call number to see how this classification system works:
KF - letter line, describes general subject area; alphabetical order
373 – number line, narrows subject area; numerical order
.H29 – cutter line, further narrows subject area or specifies author; alphabetical then decimal order
G86 – 2nd cutter line (if present) also in alphabetical then decimal order
2011 – year of publication, numerical order
Symposia, meetings, etc. use the date of the meeting and not the date of publication in the call number.