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Mary Tuttle
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Finding Books in the Libraries

Binghamton University Libraries uses the Library of Congress Classification System (LC) to organize books by subject area. The LC call number will appear in the library catalog.

General history is classified under call numbers beginning with D, E, and F

  • D - Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia
  • E, F - North and South America

However, historical materials can be found throughout the call number ranges A-Z. Books on the history of a particular topic will often be found in the call number range for that topic. For example:

  • Books on economic or social history will be found in the H call number range
  • Books on the history of Agriculture will be found in the S call number range
  • Books on the history of Law will be found in the K call number range


Locate your book by call number using the Collection Locations page and Library Floor Maps.