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Education : Library of Congress Classification System

Resources on Education topics for research, lesson plans, school administration, bilingual education, and counseling services; Librarian Nick Alongi, Editor.

Library of Congress Classification System - Education

  • Academic libraries use the Library of Congress Classification System and a call number to show a book's location on the shelf.
  • Education is listed in Class L of this Classification.  Class L is broken down into subclasses such as LA, LB, and LC that define more specific topics.
  • Some important subclasses for Education are listed below. There are many more subclasses in the Library of Congress Class L.


Some subclasses for Education:

LA5 - 2396   History of Education

LA31 - 135   By period

LB1050.9- 1091   Educational psychology

LB1101 - 1139   Child study

LB1140 - 1140.5   Preschool education. Nursery schools

LB1141 - 1489   Kindergarten

LB1501 - 1547   Primary education

LB1555 - 1602   Elementary or public school education

LB1705 - 2286   Education and training of teachers and administrators

LB2300 - 2430   Higher education

LB2801 - 3095   School administration and organization

LC65 - 245   Social aspects of education

LC149 - 161   Literacy.  Illiteracy

LC215 - 238.4   Community and the school

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