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Call Numbers - How to Locate a Book

focuses on locating material in the UCF Main Library by Library of Congress call numbers

Requesting materials

A request for items stored in the ARC is initiated by any UCF user directly from the online library catalog and will be available for pick-up from the John C. Hitt Library's book checkout desk near the Student Union entrance of the library. Timeframes for delivery of items are typically 5-20 minutes.

Class A - General Works

Call Number Subject
AC Collections. Series. Collected works
AE Encyclopedias
AG Dictionaries & other general reference works
AI Indexes
AM Museums. Collectors & collecting
AN Newspapers
AP Periodicals
AS Academies & learned societies
AY Yearbooks. Almanacs. Directories
AZ History of scholarship & learning. The humanities

Class B - Philosophy. Psychology. Religion

Call Number Subject
B Philosophy (General)
BC Logic
BD Speculative Philosophy
BF Psychology
BH Aesthetics
BJ Ethics
BL Religions. Mythology. Rationalism
BM Judaism
BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc.
BQ Buddhism
BR Christianity
BS The Bible
BT Doctrinal Theology
BV Practical Theology
BX Christian Denominations


Class C - Auxiliary Sciences of History

Call Number Subject
C Auxiliary Sciences of History (General)
CB History of Civilization
CC Archaeology
CD Diplomatics. Archives. Seals
CE Technical Chronology. Calendar
CJ Numismatics
CN Inscriptions. Epigraphy
CR Heraldry
CS Genealogy
CT Biography

Class D - World History

Call Number Subject
D 1 - 203 History (General). Ancient History. Medieval History
D 204 - 297 Modern History, 1453-1789
D 299 - 475 Modern History, 1789-
D 501 - 728 World War I (1914-1918). Period between World Wars (1919-1939)
D 731 - 838 World War II (1939-1945)
D 839 - 893 Post-war history (1945-)
D 900 - 2027 Europe (General)

Class DA-DX - History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

Call Number Subject
DA Great Britain
DAW Central Europe
DB Austria - Liechtenstein - Hungary - Czechoslovakia
DC France - Andorra - Monaco
DD Germany
DE Greco-Roman World
DF Greece
DG Italy - Malta
DH Low Countries - Benelux Countries
DJ Netherlands (Holland)
DJK Eastern Europe (General)
DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics - Poland
DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
DP Spain - Portugal
DQ Switzerland
DR Balkan Peninsula
DS Asia
DT Africa
DU Oceania (South Seas)
DX Romanies

Class E - History of the Americas

Call Number Subject
E 11-143 America
- E 51-74 - Pre-Columbian America. The Indians
- E 101-139 - Discovery of America & early explorations
E 151-999 United States
- E 186-199 - Colonial history, 1607-1775
- E 201-298 - The Revolution, 1775-1783
- E 300-440.5 - Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861
- E 441-453 - Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements
- E 456-459 - Civil War period, 1861-1865
- E 461-656 - The Civil War, 1861-1865
- E 660-738 - Late 19th century, 1865-1900
- E 740-837.7 - 20th century
- E 838-889 - Later 20th century, 1961-2000
- E 891-999 - 21st century

Class F - History of the Americas

Call Number Subject
F 1-975 United States local history
States are arranged by region
F 1001-1145.2 British America: Canada
F 1170 French America
F 1201-3799 Latin America. Spanish America
- F 1201-1577 - Mexico. Latin America (General). Central America
British Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras,
Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
- F 1601-2191 - West Indies. Caribbean area
Bermudas, Bahamas, Greater Antilles, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Hispaniola,
Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Lesser Antilles, Caribbean Sea
- F 2201-3799 - South America
Colombia, Venezuela, Guiana, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina,
La Plata Region, South Atlantic Region, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador

Class G - Geography. Anthopology. Recreation

Call Number Subject
G Geography (General). Atlases. Maps
GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
GB Physical geography
GC Oceanography
GE Environmental Sciences
GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
GN Anthropology
GR Folklore
GT Manners & customs (General)
GV Recreation. Leisure. Sports