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  

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)

BC- Logic

BD- Speculative philosophy

BF- Psychology

BH- Aesthetics

BJ- Ethics

BL- General religion, mythology; Hinduism

BM- Judaism (Dead Sea scrolls) (see also DS)

BP- Islam (see also DS); Bahaism, Theosophy, etc.

BQ- Buddhism

BR- General Christianity; Church history

BS- Bible

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.)

JK- Political science, law

L- Education

M- Music

N- Art

P- Languages (PA Greek & Latin; PJ Semitic languages)

Z- Books, manuscripts, libraries, bibliography

ZZ- Fuller Seminary THM theses, DMIN projects, and PHD Dissertations