Library of Congress Call Numbers
Library of Congress ("LC") call numbers begin with 1-3 capital letters joined
to 1-4 numbers. Generally speaking, the letters are abstract, not directly derived from
the subjects they represent.
The following groups of letters are characteristic "LC" call numbers,
copiously represented in the Law Library: BF, H (social sciences), HD, JX (international
law), K, KD (law of Great Britain), KE (Canadian law), KF (American law), KFC, KFN (New
York, Nevada law), KU (Australian law), KUQ (law of New Zealand), L (education), LB, RA
(medical sciences), RC, Z (bibliographies).
LOCATIONS: "LC" numbers are found on the 4th floor of the Law Library, with
the following exceptions:
- JX - 2nd floor (but JX1304-JX1904 are in the cellar)
- KE - 5th floor
Some non-"LC" call numbers, such as GH and GJ, look somewhat like
"LC" call numbers, but the letters of non-"LC" call numbers stand for
their subject (GH = history of law; GJ = jurisprudence), form (T = treatise; P =
periodical), or country (Af Ken = law of Kenya).