LCSH classification system

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LCSH system

University of Nairobi Library uses the Library of Congress Classification system.

The general subject areas given by this classification system are as given below. Books are arranged on the shelves according to their subject content using a series of letters and numerals derived from this classification system.

The set of letters and numerals are usually referred to as call numbers and they are very useful in locating and identifying a book

 

General subject areas

LCSH Headings

Tag

Heading

A

General Works

B

Philosphy and religion

C-F

History

G

Geography and Anthropology

H

Social Sciences including Statistics

J

Political Science

K

Law

L

Education

M

Music

N

Fine Arts

P

Language and Literature

Q

Science

R

Medicine

S

Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences

T

Technology and Engineering

U-V

Military and Naval Science

Z

Bibliography & Library Science