Call Number Systems and Locations in the Law Library
The Library's collections are divided as follows: international law and books in
Anglo-American law and in non-legal subjects acquired since 1978 are classified using the
Library of Congress system (JX, KZ; KD, KE, KF), comparative and non-Anglo-American foreign materials
are classified using the Schiller system (Fr, Sp.Mex, Comp), and miscellaneous materials
such as Anglo-American periodicals, older treatises, American reports, etc., are
classified using the Hicks system (P, T, and R, respectively).
In all cases, the Pegasus record for a title tells you where it is located. Generally
speaking, international law materials are on the 2nd floor, books in Anglo-American law
and in non-legal subjects acquired since 1978 are on the 4th floor, comparative and
non-Anglo-American foreign materials are in the cellar, bound American periodicals are in
the cellar or are retrievable from offsite storage, older treatises are retrievable from offsite
storage, and American reports are distributed
amongst the 3rd and 4th floors and the cellar.
Please note that all unbound issues of current periodicals except Japanese and Korean
are shelved in the Reserve Reading Room on the 3rd floor. Unbound issues of current
Japanese and Korean periodicals are on the 2nd floor.
More Information on:
Library of Congress Call Numbers
Hicks/Schiller Call Numbers