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Education Book Information

This guide will provide information about discovering books in the area of Education.

There are many categories, so the breakdown will be in two boxes.


NOTE: Recent electronic books will not be found on the shelves, so you will need to use the online catalog and search by keywords or subject headings.


Search by keyword or Subject Heading

      In our book catalogs, keywords will be searched in titles, sometimes in table-of-contents, and in official subject headings.

      Hint: Once you find a good title, from the detailed record use the Subject Headings to find other titles in a similar area.

      Hint: Many titles are found side-by-side on the shelves by call number (see below), so browse the shelves.

Library of Congress Call Numbers

Find Books by browsing Library of Congress (LC) subject call numbers.

Books are arranged on the shelves using a letter/number system, which align with official Subject Headings.

Subclass L -- Education (General)
Subclass LA -- History of education
Subclass LB --  Theory and practice of education
Subclass LC --  Special aspects of education
Subclass LD -- Individual institutions - United States
Subclass LE -- Individual institutions- America (except United States)
Subclass LF -- Individual institutions - Europe
Subclass LG -- Individual institutions - Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean islands, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific islands
Subclass LH -- College and school magazines and papers
Subclass LJ -- Student fraternities and societies, United States
Subclass LT -- Textbooks

Discovering Books in Education Part 1

  The detailed LC numbers and associated headings for education are:



Subclass L


L7-991                                   Education (General)

L7-97                                           Periodicals.  Societies

L101                                            Yearbooks

L107                                            Congresses

L111-791                                      Official documents, reports, etc.

L797-898                                      Educational exhibitions and museums

L899                                            School fairs

L900-991                                      Directories of educational institutions


Subclass LA


LA5-2396                               History of education

LA5-25                                         General

LA31-135                                     By period

LA173-186                                    Higher education

LA201-398                                    United States

LA410-2284                                  Other regions or countries

LA2301-2396                                Biography


Subclass LB


LB5-3640                                Theory and practice of education

LB5-45                                         General

LB51-885                                      Systems of individual educators and writers

LB1025-1050.75                            Teaching (Principles and practice)

LB1049.9-1050.75                               Reading (General)

LB1050.9-1091                             Educational psychology

LB1101-1139                                Child study

LB1139.2-1139.5                          Early childhood education

LB1140-1140.5                             Preschool education.  Nursery schools

LB1141-1489                                Kindergarten

LB1501-1547                                Primary education

LB1555-1602                                Elementary or public school education

LB1603-1696.6                             Secondary education.  High schools

LB1705-2286                                Education and training of teachers and administrators

LB1771-1773                                      Certification of teachers

LB1775-1785                                      Professional aspects of teaching and school administrators. Vocational guidance

LB1805-2151                                      State teachers colleges

LB1811-1987                                            United States

LB1991-2151                                            Other regions or countries

LB2165-2278                                      Teacher training in universities and colleges

LB2300-2430                                Higher education

LB2326.4-2330                                   Institutions of higher education


LB2331.7-2335.8                                Teaching personnel

LB2335.86-2335.885                           Trade unions

LB2335.95-2337                                  Endowments, trusts, etc.

LB2337.2-2340.8                                Student financial aid

LB2341-2341.95                                  Supervision and administration.  Business management

LB2351-2359                                      Admissions and entrance requirements

LB2361-2365                                      Curriculum

LB2366-2367.75                                  College examinations

LB2371-2372                                      Graduate education

LB2381-2391                                      Academic degrees

LB2799-2799.3                             Educational consultants and consulting

LB2801-3095                                School administration and organization

LB2831.6-2831.99                               Administrative personnel

LB2832-2844.1                                   Teaching personnel

LB2844.52-2844.63                             Trade unions

LB3011-3095                                      School management and discipline

LB3045-3048                                            Textbooks

LB3050-3060.87                                        Educational tests, measurements, evaluations and examinations

LB3201-3325                                School architecture and equipment.  School physical facilities. Campus planning

LB3401-3495                                School hygiene.  School health services

LB3497-3499                                Hygiene in universities and colleges

LB3525-3575                                Special days

LB3602-3640                                School life.  Student manners and customs


Subclass LC


LC8-6691                               Special aspects of education

LC8-59                                         Forms of education

LC8                                                    General works

LC15                                                  Conversation and culture

LC25-33                                             Self-education.  Self-culture

LC37-44.3                                          Home education

LC45-45.8                                          Nonformal education

LC47-58.7                                          Private school education

LC58-58.7                                                Preparatory schools.  Preparatory school education

LC59                                                  Public school education

LC65-245                                     Social aspects of education

LC65-67.68                                        Economic aspects of education

LC68-70                                             Demographic aspects of education

LC71-120.4                                        Education and the state

LC72-72.5                                                Academic freedom

LC107-120.4                                             Public school question.  Secularization.  Religious instruction in the public schools

LC129-139                                          Compulsory education

LC142-148.5                                       Attendance.  Dropouts

LC149-161                                          Literacy.  Illiteracy

LC165-182                                          Higher education and the state

LC184-188                                          Taxation of schools and colleges

LC189-214.53                                     Educational sociology


LC212-212.863                                         Discrimination in education

LC212.9-212.93                                        Sex differences in education

LC213-214.53                                           Educational equalization.  Right to education

LC215-238.4                                       Community and the school

LC223                                                      Schools as community centers

LC225-226.7                                             Home and school

LC230-235                                                Parent-teacher associations.  Home and school associations

LC237-238.4                                             College-university and the community

LC241-245                                          Foundations, endowments, funds

LC251-951                                    Moral and religious education

LC251-318                                          Moral education.  Character building

LC321-951                                          Religion and education.  Education under church control

LC361-629                                                Christian education.  Church education

LC446-454                                                      Orthodox Eastern Church

LC461-510                                                      Roman Catholic

LC531-629                                                      Protestant

LC701-775                                                Jewish education

LC901-915                                                Islamic education

LC921-929.7                                             Buddhist education

LC951                                                      Other

LC980-1099.5                               Types of education

LC1001-1024                                      Humanistic education.  Liberal education

LC1022-1022.25                                       Computer-assisted education

LC1025-1027                                      Collective education

LC1030                                              Communist education

LC1031-1034.5                                   Competency based education

LC1035-1035.8                                   Basic education.  Basic skills education

LC1036-1036.8                                   Community education

LC1037-1037.8                                   Career education

LC1041-1048                                      Vocational education (General)

LC1049-1049.8                                   Cooperative education

LC1051-1072                                      Professional education

LC1081-1087.4                                   Industrial education (General)

LC1090-1091                                      Political education

LC1099-1099.5                                   Multicultural education (General)

LC1200-1203                                Inclusive education

LC1390-5160.3                             Education of special classes of persons

LC1390                                              Men.  Boys

LC1401-2572                                      Women.  Girls

LC2574-2576                                      Gays.  Lesbians.  Bisexuals

LC2580-2582                                      Student-athletes

LC2601-2611                                      Education in developing countries

LC2630-2638                                      Asian Americans.  Asians in the United States

LC2667-2698                                      Latin Americans.  Hispanic Americans

LC2680-2688                                            Mexican Americans.  Mexicans in the United States

LC2690-2698                                            Puerto Ricans.  Puerto Ricans in the United States

LC2699-2913                                      Blacks.  African Americans

LC3001-3501                                      Asians

LC3503-3520                                      Romanies.  Gypsies

LC3530-3540                                      Lapps

LC3551-3593                                      Jews


LC3701-3740                                      Immigrants or ethnic and linguistic minorities.  Bilingual schools  and bilingual education

LC3745-3747                                      Children of immigrants (First generation)

LC3950-4806.5                                   Exceptional children and youth.  Special education

LC3991-4000                                            Gifted children and youth

LC4001-4806.5                                         Children and youth with disabilities.  Learning disabled children and youth

LC4812-5160.3                                   Other special classes

LC5161-5163                                Fundamental education

LC5201-6660.4                             Education extension.  Adult education.  Continuing education

LC5451-5493                                      Aged education

LC5501-5560                                      Evening schools

LC5701-5771                                      Vacation schools.  Summer schools

LC5800-5808                                      Distance education

LC5900-6101                                      Correspondence schools

LC6201-6401                                      University extension

LC6501-6560.4                                   Lyceums and lecture courses.  Forums

LC6571-6581                                      Radio and television extension courses.  Instruction by radio and television

LC6601-6660.4                                   Reading circles and correspondence clubs

LC6681                                        Education and travel

LC6691                                        Traveling educational exhibits

Education Books Part 2

Subclass LD


LD13-7501                              Individual institutions

LD13-7501                                    United States

LD13-7251                                          Universities.  Colleges

LD6501                                                    Community colleges.  Junior colleges

LD7020-7251                                            Women's colleges

LD7501                                              Secondary and elementary schools


Subclass LE


LE3-78                                   Individual institutions

LE3-78                                         America (except United States)

LE3-5                                                 Canada

LE7-9                                                 Mexico

LE11-13                                             Central America

LE15-17                                             West Indies

LE21-78                                             South America

LE21-23                                                   Argentina

LE27-29                                                   Bolivia

LE31-33                                                   Brazil

LE36-38                                                   Chile

LE41-43                                                   Colombia

LE46-48                                                   Ecuador

LE51-59                                                   Guianas

LE61-63                                                   Paraguay

LE66-68                                                   Peru

LE71-73                                                   Uruguay

LE76-78                                                   Venezuela


Subclass LF


LF14-5627                              Individual institutions

LF14-1257                                    Great Britain

LF14-797                                            England

LF800-957                                          Ireland

LF960-1137                                        Scotland

LF1140-1257                                      Wales

LF(1311)-1537                              Austria

LF1541-1549                                Czech Republic

LF1550-1550.8                             Slovakia

LF1561-1697                                Hungary

LF1705-1709                                Finland

LF1711-2397                                France

LF2402-3197                                Germany

LF3211-3247                                Greece

LF3248-3897                                Italy

LF3899                                         Malta

LF3911-4067                                Belgium

LF4069                                         Luxembourg

LF4071-4197                                Netherlands

LF4203-4209                                Poland

LF(4211)-4437                              Russia (Federation)

LF4440-4441                                Estonia

LF4443-4444                                Latvia

LF4445-4446                                Lithuania

LF4447.2-4447.5                          Belarus

LF4448-4448.5                             Moldova

LF4449.2-4449.5                          Ukraine

LF4451-4487                                Denmark

LF4488-4488.2                             Faroe Islands

LF4489-4491                                Iceland

LF4493-4537                                Norway

LF4539-4607                                Sweden

LF4610-4827                                Spain

LF4831-4887                                Portugal

LF4901-5047                                Switzerland

LF5051-5627                                Turkey and the Baltic states


Subclass LG


LG21-961                               Individual institutions

LG21-395                                     Asia

LG21                                                  Afghanistan

LG51-53                                             China

LG55-57                                             Taiwan

LG60-170.2                                        India.  Pakistan.  Bangladesh.  Burma.  Sri Lanka.  Nepal

LG171-172                                         Indochina

LG173                                                Malaysia

LG181-184                                         Indonesia

LG185-187                                         Papua-New Guinea (Ter.)

LG200-227                                         Philippines

LG240-277                                         Japan

LG281-285                                         Korea

LG291                                                Iran

LG302.2-320                                      Former Soviet republics in Asia

LG321                                                Asia Minor

LG331-331.5                                      Armenia (Republic)

LG332.2-332.5                                   Azerbaijan

LG332.7-332.9                                   Georgia (Republic)

LG333                                                Bahrain

LG338                                                Iraq

LG341-345                                         Israel.  Palestine

LG346                                                Jordan

LG347                                                Kuwait

LG351-357                                         Lebanon

LG358                                                Qatar

LG359                                                Saudi Arabia

LG361-367                                         Syria

LG370                                                Yeman (Yemen Arab Republic)

LG395                                                Other

LG401-681                                   Africa

LG401                                                Ethiopia

LG405-411                                         South Africa

LG416                                                Botswana

LG418                                                Kenya

LG419                                                Lesotho

LG421-423                                         Uganda

LG431-438                                         Natal

LG441-443                                         Malawi

LG451                                                Orange Free State

LG454                                                Swaziland

LG457                                                Transkei

LG459                                                Venda

LG461-462                                         Zimbabwe

LG468                                                Tanzania

LG469                                                Zambia

LG471-475                                         Transvaal

LG478                                                Zululand

LG481-505                                         West Africa

LG481-483                                               Nigeria

LG497-499                                               Ghana

LG511                                                Egypt

LG513-514                                         Sudan

LG521                                                Algeria and Tunisia

LG525                                                Burundi

LG531-536                                         French Equatorial Africa.  French Congo

LG541-543                                         Madagascar

LG545-547                                         Rwanda

LG551-552                                         Senegal

LG553-554                                         Benin

LG559-560                                         Ivory Coast

LG561                                                Mali

LG581-593                                         German Africa (Former)

LG601-611                                         Italian Africa (Former)

LG615                                                Zaire

LG621                                                Liberia

LG631-632                                         Morocco

LG641-651                                         Portuguese Africa (Former)

LG671                                                Spanish Africa

LG681                                                Libya

LG690                                          Indian Ocean islands

LG715-720                                   Australia

LG741-745                                   New Zealand

LG961                                          Pacific islands


Subclass LH


LH1-9                                    College and school magazines and papers



Subclass LJ


LJ3-165                                  Student fraternities and societies, United States


Subclass LT


LT6-(1001)                             Textbooks

Class here textbooks covering several subjects.  For textbooks on particular subjects, see the subject in B-Z


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