Skip to main content

Locating Books in Auburn University Libraries: The organization system

An explanation of the Library of Congress Classification System and how to use it to locate books in AU Libraries

Reading call numbers and finding books in the library

Library of Congress Classification System

The books in Auburn University Libraries are organized using the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system.

The Library of Congress Classification system is the organization system used by most research and academic libraries in the United States. In this system, books are organized using a combination of letters and numbers, based on subject matter.  Each book in the library has its own unique combination of letters and numbers, known as its call number.

In LCC, subjects are called "classes."

Website Feedback | Privacy | Copyright ©