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The State University of New York at FredoniaReed Library

Women's & Gender Studies: Library of Congress (LC) Call Numbers

About the Library of Congress Classification System

SUNY Fredonia uses the Library of Congress Classification System (LCC) to assign call numbers to most print materials--books, periodicals, and music scores.

The Library of Congress Classification System is divided into large subject areas which are called "classes." All classes--and subclasses--begin with one, two, or three letters followed by a number which represents more specific aspects of a subject.

This page shows you how to read a call number and lists call number ranges for women's and gender studies materials.

Locating Books in Reed Library

Books on women's and gender studies have call numbers starting with HQ 1 and ending with HQ 2044:

LC Call Numbers Description
HQ12 → 449 Sexual life
HQ19 → 30.7 Sexual behavior and attitudes. Sexuality
HQ75 → 76.8 Homosexuality. Lesbianism
HQ503 → 1064 The family. Marriage. Home
HQ1101 → 2030.7 Women. Feminism

These books are located on the first floor of the Carnahan-Jackson Center.

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