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Getting Started with the Library

Everything you need to know about using the Library this year

English: Books

Understanding class numbers and the classification system

Books in the library are shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification System. This video will help you to understand how this system works.

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Classmarks of books

If you want simply to browse the shelves, the following table gives you a guide to the general classification scheme. A more detailed guide to the classifaction scheme is also available.

Classmark Subject
P Philology. Linguistics 
PA Greek/ Latin language and literature
PB Modern languages
PE English Language
PN Literature (General)
PQ French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese literature
PR  English literature
PS American literature
PT German literature
PZ Fiction and juvenile belles lettres

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