Call Number Locations

Locations of Books by Call Number

Call Numbers starting with:Locations:
A, B, C, D, E, FOn-campus storage (items are available via library delivery services)
G, H, J, K, LRose Library
M, MTMusic Library
ML, MT, N, POn-campus storage (items are available via library delivery services)
Q, R, S, T, U, V, Z Rose Library
Juvenile (children’s books)ETMC in Memorial Hall

Guide to Library Call Numbers

Most items in the JMU Libraries are cataloged according to the Library of Congress (LC) classification system, using a combination of numbers and letters in a set order. The letters at the beginning of each call number indicate the book or item’s subject area. Learn more about how to find a book using call numbers.

The main categories in LC are:

A – General Works
B – Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
C – Auxiliary Sciences of History
D – History: General & Old World
E – History: America
F – United States Local History
G – Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
H – Social Sciences
J – Political Science
K – Law
L – Education
M – Music & Books on Music
N – Fine Arts
P – Language & Literature
Q – Science
R – Medicine
S – Agriculture
T – Technology
U – Military Science
V – Naval Science
Z – Library Science

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