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Access Services at the Daniel J. Kaufman Library & Learning Center: Locating Library Materials

Library of Congress Classification System

Main Classes of LOC Classification

A - General Works
B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
C - Auxiliary Sciences of History

D - World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

E - History of the Americas

F - History of the Americas

G - Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

H - Social Sciences

J - Political Science

K - Law

L - Education

M - Music and Books on Music

N - Fine Arts

P - Language and Literature

Q - Science

R - Medicine

S - Agriculture

T - Technology

U - Military Science

V - Naval Science

Z - Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources (General)

Where do I start?

Go to the Kaufman Library home page.

For basic searching, use the Find Books, Journals, Media and More search box.

You can limit your search to Keyword, Title, or Author.  You can also limit your results to Full TextScholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Journals, or GGC GIL Catalog Only.

The Advanced Search option may help you expand or narrow your results even more.

Note:  To access electronic resources (journals, eBooks, electronic databases) while off-campus, the current GALILEO password will be required.  This password is visible in the MyCourses portal, under Student Resources or Faculty Resources.

What is a Call Number?

Most academic libraries - Kaufman Library included - use the Library of Congress Classification System (LCC) to arrange their materials and keep them in order.

LCC assigns a series of numbers and letters to create call numbers for library materials.  Call numbers serve as addresses that can help you locate the items you're looking for on the shelves.  Call numbers are usually applied to the spine or front of a library item.  Each book and DVD has a unique call number.  Want to know how to read and understand call numbers?  Check out this video tutorial: Library of Congress Classification.

Where do I find...?

First Floor:                        

Books with Call Numbers Starting with A-PZ or REF A-PZ

Academic Journals and Popular Magazines

Course Reserves (Circulation Desk)


Media Equipment (Laptops, iPads - Circulation Desk)


Oversized Books

Popular Reading (Fiction and Non-Fiction)

Second Floor:                  

Books with Call Numbers Starting with Q-Z or REF Q-Z

Business Bookshelf

Center for Teaching Excellence Collection (CTE)


Having trouble searching the library catalog or locating your book/DVD?

  • Ask for help at the Circulation Desk (1st Floor) or Reference Desk (2nd Floor).  Our staff will be happy to assist you.

What if the Kaufman Library does not have the book I'm looking for?