Library of Congress Classification Outline – Class L



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


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


LC6601-6660.4 Reading circles and correspondence clubs

LC6681 Education and travel

LC6691 Traveling educational exhibits


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