Answered By: Timothy Grasso Last Updated: Aug 06, 2018 Views: 108
It is an alpha-numeric library classification system developed by the Library of Congress that establishes the order of books on the shelf by subject heading (topic). Most academic libraries use this numbering system. Most public libraries use the Dewey Decimal system. An updated list of the major Library of Congress (LC) classification headings and subheadings can be found on LOC.gov.
In our library Books classified A-BT are in Basement A. Books classified BV- ZZ are located in Basement B.
The major subject headings are also listed below for convenience.
A- General works, encyclopedias, indexes, almanacs
B- Philosophy (General)
BD- Speculative philosophy
BL- General religion, mythology; Hinduism
BM- Judaism (Dead Sea scrolls) (see also DS)
BP- Islam (see also DS); Bahaism, Theosophy, etc.
BR- General Christianity; Church history
BS- 700 - 1899 Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
BS- 1900 - 2900 New Testament
BT- Theology and Christian doctrine
BV- Christian practical theology (liturgy, missions, Christian education, preaching)
BX- Orthodoxy, Roman Catholic Church, Protestantism, Practical Christianity, Christian Education, Missions
C-F- General biography, history, archeology (DS - Middle East)
G- Geography, anthropology, folklore
H- Social sciences (economics, sociology, etc.)
J‐K- Political science, law
P- Languages (PA Greek & Latin; PJ Semitic languages)
Z- Books, manuscripts, libraries, bibliography
ZZ- Fuller Seminary THM theses, DMIN projects, and PHD Dissertations