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Library of Congress (LC) Call Numbers for Exercise: Home

Finding Paper Exercise Books

Looking for paper exercise science books? In addition to searching the library's book catalog, you can browse the shelves. All our books are shelved according to the Library of Congress (LC) classification, an alphanumeric system. Nursing books, for example, have call numbers beginning with the letters GV -- letters that are followed by numbers ranging from 200 to 1570. This page tells you where within that range you can find books on specific exercise topics. 

Exercise LC Call Numbers

GV201-555         Physical education and training
GV346-351.5      School and college athletics. Intramural and interscholastic athletics
GV401-433         Physical education facilities. Sports facilities Including gymnasiums, athletic fields, playgrounds, etc.
GV435-436.7      Physical measurements. Physical tests, etc.
GV450-451.4      Nudism. Sunbathing
GV460-555        Gymnastics. Gymnastic exercises Including calisthenics, heavy exercises, acrobatics, etc.
GV557-1198.995  Sports
GV711                Coaching
GV712-725        Athletic contests. Sports events
GV733-734.5     Professionalism in sports. Professional sports (General)
GV735               Umpires. Sports officiating
GV743-749        Athletic and sporting goods, supplies, etc.
GV750-770.27   Air sports: Airplane flying, kiteflying, bungee jumping, etc.
GV770.3-840     Water sports: Canoeing, sailing, yachting, scuba diving, etc.
GV840.7-857     Winter sports: Ice hockey, skiing, bobsledding, snowmobiling, etc.
GV861-1017      Ball games: Baseball, football, golf, etc.
GV1020-1034    Automobile travel. Motoring. Automobile racing
GV1040-1060.4  Cycling. Bicycling. Motorcycling
GV1060.5-1098  Track and field athletics
GV1100-1150.9   Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.
GV1151-1190      Shooting. Archery
GV1195-1198.995  Wrestling
GV1199-1570         Games and amusements 

Related LC Call Numbers

QM                     human anatomy (oversize books are in the Bishop Quarter Room)
R120                  medical atlases
R120                  medical dictionaries
RM216               diet therapy/clinical nutrition
RM301               drug guides
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