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Call Numbers in the Library *UPDATE*

Walker Library is currently in the process of moving from the Dewey Decimal System of classification to the Library of Congress (LC) system. During this process, we will be using both systems, with LC books and Dewey books on different floors. You can find a specific book's location and call number in the Library Catalog. If you would like to browse books by subject, the call number outlines for each system are below. We currently have books from all subjects in both systems; books acquired since December 2020 are classified in LC. 

Browse Call Numbers

Books with LC call numbers are currently on the 2nd floor. Click each main heading for a more detailed call number breakdown. 

A General Works

AC Collections, series, collected works
AE Encyclopedias
AG Dictionaries, other reference works
AM Museums: collectors and collecting
AY Yearbooks, almanacs, directories
AZ History of scholarship and learning

B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

B History & systems of philosophy
BF Psychology
BL Religions, mythology, rationalism
BM-R Individual Religions

C Auxiliary Sciences of History

CB History of civilization & culture
CC Archaeology
CS Genealogy
CT Biography (General)

D World History

DA Great Britain
DB Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary
DC France
DD Germany
DE Mediterranean, Greco-Roman world
DF Greece
DG Italy
DK Russia
DP Spain, Portugal
DR Eastern Europe, Turkey
DS Asia
DT Africa

E, F History of the Americas

E America (General), U.S.
F1-975 U.S. local history
F1001-1140 Canada
F1201-1392 Mexico
F1401-3799 Central & South America, Caribbean

G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

G Atlases, globes, maps
GF Human ecology
GN Anthropology
GR Folklore
GT Manners and customs
GV Dance, leisure, sports

H Social Sciences and Business

HA Statistics
HB Economic theory. Demography
HC Economic history & conditions
HD Industries, land use, labor
HE Transportation and communications
HF Commerce
HJ Public finance
HM Sociology
HQ Family, marriage, home
HQ1101-2030 Women
HS Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.
HT Communities, classes, race
HV Social pathology, social and public welfare, criminology
HX Socialism, communism, anarchism

J Political Science

JF Constitutional history and administration
JK U.S. constitutional history
JS Local government
JX International law, international relations

K Law

KF United States Law
KFT1-599 Tennessee Law

L Education

LA History of education
LB Theory & practice
LC Special aspects of education
LD Individual U.S. institutions
LH College & school publication

M Music

M Musical works
ML Literature of music
MT Music instruction & study

N Fine Arts

NA Architecture
NB Sculpture
NC Drawing, design, illustration
ND Painting
NE Print media
NK Decorative arts
NX Arts in general

P Language and Literature

P Linguistics
PA Greek & Latin
PB Modern European Languages, Celtic Languages & Literature
PC Romance languages
PD Old Germanic & Scandinavian languages
PE English language
PF Dutch, Flemish, German languages
PG Slavic languages & literature
PH Finnish
PJ Oriental, Semitic
PK Indo-Iranian
PL East Asian, African, & Oceanic languages & literatures
PM Indigenous American, Artificial Languages
PN Literature, literary history & collections
PQ Romance literatures
PR English literature
PS American literature
PT Germanic literatures

Q Science

QA Mathematics
QA75.5-76 Computer science
QA273-280 Statistics
QB Astronomy
QC Physics
QD Chemistry
QE Geology
QH Natural history - Biology
QK Botany
QL Zoology
QM Human anatomy
QP Physiology
QR Microbiology

R Medicine

RA Public aspects of medicine
RB Pathology
RC Internal medicine
RD Surgery
RG Gynecology and obstetrics
RJ Pediatrics
RM Pharmacology
RT Nursing

S Agriculture

SB Plant culture
SD Forestry
SF Animal culture
SH Aquaculture, fisheries, angling
SK Hunting sports

T Technology

TA Engineering (General), civil engineering
TC Hydraulic engineering
TD Environmental technology
TE Civil engineering (various subjects)
TH Building Construction
TJ Mechanical engineering & machinery
TK Electrical engineering, electronics
TL Motor vehicles, aeronautics, astronautics
TP Chemical technology
TR Photography
TS Manufactures
TT Handicrafts, arts and crafts
TX Home economics

U Military Science

UA Armies: organization, distribution, military situation
UB Military administration
UC Maintenance and transportation
UG Military engineering, air forces

V Naval Science

Z Bibliography, Library Science

Dewey call number books are now located on the 3rd and 4th floors. Click here for a more detailed breakdown of the Dewey Decimal Classification System.

Computers Information & General Works 
000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
010 Bibliographies
020 Library & information sciences
030 Encyclopedias & books of facts
050 Magazines, journals & serials
060 Associations, organizations & museums
070 News media, journalism & publishing
080 Quotations
090 Manuscripts & rare books

Philosophy & Psychology 
100 Philosophy
110 Metaphysics 
120 Epistemology
130 Parapsychology & occultism
140 Philosophical schools of thought
150 Psychology
160 Logic
170 Ethics
180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
190 Modern western philosophy

200 Religion
210 Philosophy & theory of religion
220 The Bible
230 Christianity & Christian theology
240 Christian practice & observance
250 Christian pastoral practice & religious orders
260 Christian organization, social work & worship
270 History of Christianity
280 Christian denominations
290 Other religions

Social Sciences 
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
310 Statistics
320 Political science
330 Economics
340 Law
350 Public administration & military science
360 Social problems & social services
370 Education
380 Commerce, communications & transportation
390 Customs, etiquette & folklore

400 Language
410 Linguistics
420 English & Old English languages
430 German & related languages
440 French & related languages
450 Italian, Romanian & related languages
460 Spanish & Portuguese languages
470 Latin & Italic languages
480 Classical & modern Greek languages
490 Other languages

500 Science
510 Mathematics
520 Astronomy
530 Physics
540 Chemistry
550 Earth sciences & geology
560 Fossils & prehistoric life
570 Life sciences; biology
580 Plants (Botany)
590 Animals (Zoology)

600 Technology
610 Medicine & health
620 Engineering
630 Agriculture
640 Home & family management
650 Management & public relations
660 Chemical engineering
670 Manufacturing
680 Manufacture for specific uses
690 Building & construction

Arts & Recreation 
700 Arts
710 Landscaping & area planning
720 Architecture
730 Sculpture, ceramics & metalwork
740 Drawing & decorative arts
750 Painting
760 Graphic arts
770 Photography & computer art
780 Music
790 Sports, games & entertainment

800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism
810 American literature in English
820 English & Old English literatures
830 German & related literatures
840 French & related literatures
850 Italian, Romanian & related literatures
860 Spanish & Portuguese literatures
870 Latin & Italic literatures
880 Classical & modern Greek literatures
890 Other literatures

History & Geography 
900 History
910 Geography & travel
920 Biography & genealogy
930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)
940 History of Europe
950 History of Asia
960 History of Africa
970 History of North America
980 History of South America
990 History of other areas