LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION OUTLINE
CLASS G – GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION
G1‑922 Geography (General)
G70‑70.6 Philosophy. Relation to other topics. Methodology
G80‑99 History of geography
Including gazetteers, geographic names and terms
G140 Great cities of the world
G141 Historical geography
G142 Aerial geography
G149‑180 Travel. Voyages and travels (General)
G154.9‑155.8 Travel and state. Tourism
G200‑336 History of discoveries, explorations, and travel
G369‑503 Special voyages and travels
G521‑539 Adventures, shipwrecks, buried treasure, etc.
G540‑550 Seafaring life, ocean travel, etc.
G575‑890 Arctic and Antarctic regions
G905‑910 Tropics (General)
G912‑922 Northern and Southern Hemispheres
G1000‑1000.5 Atlases of the moon, planets, etc.
G1001‑1046 World atlases. Atlases of the Earth
G1050‑1052 Northern and Southern Hemispheres
G1053 Tropics. Torrid Zone
G1054‑1055 Polar regions. Frigid Zone
G1059‑1061 Maritime atlases (General)
G1100‑3102 By region or country
G1100‑1779 America. Western Hemisphere
G1105‑1692 North America
G1200‑1534.24 United States
G1535‑1537 Caribbean area
G1540‑1542 Latin America (General)
G1550‑(1594) Central America
G1600‑1692 West Indies
G1700‑1779 South America
G1780‑2799 Eastern Hemisphere. Eurasia, Africa, etc.
G2110‑2196 Former Soviet republics. Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics (U.S.S.R.). Russia (Empire)
G2800‑3064 Oceans (General)
G3122 Atlases of imaginary, literary, and mythological
regions, etc., A‑Z
G3180‑3182 Universe. Solar system
G3190‑3191 Celestial maps
G3200‑3202 World. Earth
G3210‑3221 Northern and Southern Hemispheres
G3240‑3241 Tropics. Torrid Zone
G3250‑3251 Temperate Zone
G3260‑3272 Polar regions. Frigid Zone
G3290‑9880 By region or country
G3290‑5667 America. Western Hemisphere
G3300‑5184 North America
G3700‑4384 United States
G4390‑4392 Caribbean area
G4800‑4874 Central America
G4900‑5184 West Indies
G5200‑5667 South America
G5670‑8904 Eastern Hemisphere. Eurasia, Africa, etc.
G7000‑7342 Former Soviet republics. Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics (U.S.S.R.). Russia (Empire)
G9095‑9794 Oceans (General)
G9900‑9980 Unlocalized maps
GA1‑1776 Mathematical geography. Cartography
GA51‑87 Surveys (General)
GA109 Aerial cartography
GA109.5 Cadastral mapping
GA109.8 Statistical mapping
GA125‑155 Map drawing, modeling, printing, reading, etc.
GA192‑197.3 Collections of maps, globes, etc. Map libraries
GA260‑288 Globe making. Globes
GA300‑325 World maps, general atlases, etc.
GA341‑1776 Maps. By region or country
GB3‑5030 Physical geography
GB400‑649 Geomorphology. Landforms. Terrain
GB447 Climatic geomorphology
GB500‑555 Mountains. Orography
GB561‑649 Other natural landforms: Floodplains, caves,
deserts, dunes, etc.
GB651‑2998 Hydrology. Water
GB980‑2998 Ground and surface waters
GB980‑992 Watersheds. Runoff. Drainage
GB1001‑1199.8 Groundwater. Hydrogeology
GB1201‑1598 Rivers. Stream measurements
GB1601‑2398 Lakes. Limnology. Ponds. Lagoons
GB2401‑2598 Ice. Glaciers. Ice sheets. Sea ice
GB2601‑2798 Snow. Snow surveys
GB5000‑5030 Natural disasters
GC63 Oceanographic expeditions
GC65‑78 Underwater exploration
GC83‑87.6 Submarine topography
GC96‑97.8 Estuarine oceanography
GC109‑149 Chemical oceanography
GC150‑182 Physical oceanography
GC177.6‑182 Optical oceanography
GC190‑190.5 Ocean‑atmosphere interaction
GC200‑376 Dynamics of the ocean
GC228.5‑228.6 Ocean circulation
GC297‑299 Water masses and oceanic mixing
GC377‑399 Marine sediments
GC401‑881 Oceanography. By region
GC1000‑1023 Marine resources. Applied oceanography
GC1080‑1581 Marine pollution. Sea water pollution
GE1‑350 Environmental sciences
GE70‑90 Environmental education
GE170‑190 Environmental policy
GE195‑199 Environmentalism. Green movement
GE300‑350 Environmental management
GF1‑900 Human ecology. Anthropogeography
GF51 Environmental influences on humans
GF75 Human influences on the environment
GF125 Cities. Urban geography
GF127 Rural settlements. Rural geography
GF500‑900 By region or country
GN49‑298 Physical anthropology. Somatology
GN62.8‑265 Human variation
Including growth, physical form, skeleton,
nervous system, skin, etc.
GN269‑279 Race (General)
GN280.7 Man as an animal. Simian traits versus human traits
GN281‑289 Human evolution
GN282‑286.7 Fossil man. Human paleontology
GN296‑296.5 Medical anthropology
GN301‑674 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology
GN357‑367 Culture and cultural processes
Including social change, structuralism, diffusion, etc.
GN378‑396 Collected ethnographies
GN397‑397.7 Applied anthropology
GN406‑517 Cultural traits, customs, and institutions
GN406‑442 Technology. Material culture
Including food, shelter, fire, tools, etc.
GN448‑450.8 Economic organization. Economic anthropology
GN451‑477.7 Intellectual life
Including communication, recreation, philosophy,
religion, knowledge, etc.
GN478‑491.7 Social organization
GN492‑495.2 Political organization. Political anthropology
GN495.4‑498 Societal groups, ethnocentrism, diplomacy, warfare, etc.
GN502‑517 Psychological anthropology
GN537‑674 Ethnic groups and races
GN550‑674 By region or country
GN700‑890 Prehistoric archaeology
GR72‑79 Folk literature (General)
Including folktales, legends
GR81 Folk beliefs, superstitions, etc. (General)
GR99.6‑390 By region or country
GR420‑950 By subject
GR420‑426 Costume, jewelry
GR430‑488 Folklore relating to private life
Including dreams, love, children, nursery
GR500‑615 Supernatural beings, demonology, fairies, ghosts,
GR620‑640 Cosmic phenomena, weather lore
GR650‑690 Geographical topics
GR700‑860 Animals, plants, and minerals
GR865‑874 Transportation, travel, commerce, etc.
GR880 Medicine. Folk medicine
GR931‑935 Signs and symbols
GR940‑941 Mythical places
GT1‑7070 Manners and customs (General)
GT165‑476 Houses. Dwellings
GT485 Churches and church going
GT495‑499 Human body and its parts. Personal beauty
GT500‑2370 Costume. Dress. Fashion
GT2400‑3390.5 Customs relative to private life
Including children, marriage, eating and drinking,
funeral customs, etc.
GT3400‑5090 Customs relative to public and social life
Including town life, court life, festivals,
holidays, ceremonies of royalty, etc.
GT5220‑5286 Customs relative to transportation and travel
GT5320‑6737 Customs relative to special classes
GT5320‑5690 By birth, rank, etc.
GT5750‑6390 By occupation
GV1‑1860 Recreation. Leisure
GV181.35‑181.6 Recreation leadership. Administration of recreation services
GV182‑182.5 Recreational areas and facilities. Recreation centers
GV191.2‑200.66 Outdoor life. Outdoor recreation
GV198.945‑198.975 Farm vacations, dude ranches, etc.
GV199‑199.62 Hiking. Pedestrian tours
GV200.4‑200.56 Orienteering. Wilderness survival
GV200.6‑200.66 Caving. Spelunking
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,
GV435‑436.7 Physical measurements. Physical tests, etc.
GV450‑451.4 Nudism. Sunbathing
GV460‑555 Gymnastics. Gymnastic exercises
Including calisthenics, heavy exercises,
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
GV840.7‑857 Winter sports: Ice hockey, skiing, bobsledding,
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
GV1199‑1570 Games and amusements
GV1201.5 Hobbies (General)
GV1203‑1220.8 Children’s games and amusements
GV1221‑1469.63 Indoor games and amusements
GV1232‑1299 Card games: Poker, patience, whist, etc.
GV1301‑1311 Gambling. Chance and banking games
GV1312‑1469 Board games. Move games
Including chess, go, checkers, etc.
GV1469.15‑1469.62 Computer games. Video games. Fantasy games
GV1470‑1511 Parties. Party games and stunts
GV1541‑1561 Parlor magic and tricks
GV1800‑1860 Circuses, spectacles, etc.
Including rodeos, waxworks, amusement parks, etc