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LoC Classification at the Law Library: LoC Classification

Collections are shelved this way. Learn it to browse shelves for material relevant to your research.

Library of Congress Classification System

The Library of Congress Classification scheme is an alpha-numeric system and is used throughout our collection. The first line of the call number represents the general subject of the book. The second line is a number defining the more specific subject area. The third line contains the first letter of the author's last name and the designated author's number (a decimal).

  • KF—Law of the United States
  • 8732—Court administration and management
  • .F7—Author number for Ernest C. Friesen

Books are shelved in the order of their call numbers with the exception of the Periodicals Collection which is arranged alphabetically by title. In some instances the Library owns two or more copies of a title, and the separate copies may be housed in different places. Ranges of call numbers are located in various floors throughout the building. Locations are identified in the on-line catalog. Please consult with a Library staff member if you have difficulty locating the material you wish to see.

Selected Ranges on Law of the U.S.

Administrative Law
KF 5401-5402
Admiralty
KF 1096-1114
Agency
KF 1341-1348
Anti-Trust
KF 1631-1657
Appellate Procedure
KF 9050-9058
Bankruptcy
KF 1501-1548
Civil Rights
KF 4741-4783
Civil Procedure
KF 8810-9075
Commercial Law
KF 870-890
Conflict of Laws
KF 410-418
Conservation
KF 5505-5508
Constitutional Law
KF 4501-5130
Contracts
KF 801-1241
Corporations
KF 1384-1480
Criminal Law
KF 9201-9461
Criminal Procedure
KF 9601-9760
Domestic Relations
KF 501-553
Environmental Law
KF 3775
Estates
KF 746-780
Evidence
KF 8931-8935
Food and Drugs
KF 3861-3894
Forensic Medicine
RA 1001-1171
Insurance
KF 1146-1238
Intellectual Property
KF 2971-3192
Jurisprudence
KF 379-382
Labor Law
KF 3301-3580
Legal History
KF 350-374
Oil and Gas
KF 1841-1873
Personal Property
KF 701-720
Public Finance
KF 6200-6795
Public Utilities
KF 2076-2095
Real Property
KF 566-698
Restitution
KF 1244
Sales
KF 911-935
Secured Transactions
KF 1046-1062
State & Local Finance
KF 6720-6795
Taxation
KF 6271-6645
Torts
KF 1246-1327
Trade Regulation
KF 1600-2940
Trial Practice
KF 8911-8925
Trusts
KF 726-745
Unfair Competition
KF 3195-3198
Water Resources
KF 5551-5590
Zoning
KF 5691-5710

Selected Ranges on Law of California

Administrative Law
KFC 779-782
Agency
KFC 335
Anti-Trust
KFC 377
Appellate Procedure
KFC 1075-1081
Bankruptcy
KFC 364
Civil Rights
KFC 695-702
Civil Procedure
KFC 900
Conflict of Laws
KFC 87
Conservation
KFC 786
Constitutional Law
KFC 679
Contracts
KFC 215-300
Corporations
KFC 340
Criminal Law
KFC 1100-1133
Criminal Procedure
KFC 1155-1199
Domestic Relations
KFC 115-126
Environmental Law
KFC 610
Estates
KFC 195-210
Food and Drugs
KFC 630
Insurance
KFC 290-300
Intellectual Property
KFC 550
Labor Law
KFC 556-587
Local Government
KFC 750-774
Mortgages
KFC 175
Oil and Gas
KFC 405-410
Personal Property
KFC 180
Public Finance
KFC 840-849
Public Utilities
KFC 455-468
Real Property
KFC 140-173
Sales
KFC 235
Securities
KFC 270-273
Taxation
KFC 860-902
Torts
KFC 310-332
Trade Regulation
KFC 375-547
Trial Practice
KFC 1025-1047
Trusts
KFC 188
Zoning
KFC 810

Ranges on Law of U.S. States & the District of Columbia

Alabama
KFA 1–599
Alaska
KFA 1201–1799
Arizona
KFA 2401–2999
Arkansas
KFA 3601–4199
California
KFC 1–1199
Colorado
KFC 1801–2399
Connecticut
KFC 3601–4199
Delaware
KFD 1–599
District of Columbia
KFD1201–1799
Florida
KFF 1–599
Georgia
KFG 1–599
Hawaii
KFH 1–599
Idaho
KFI 1–599
Illinois
KFI 1201–1799
Indiana
KFI 3001–3599
Iowa
KFI 4201–4799
Kansas
KFK 1 599
Kentucky
KFK 1201–1799
Louisiana
KFL 1–599
Maine
KFM 1–599
Maryland
KFM 1201–1799
Massachusetts
KFM 2401–2999
Michigan
KFM 4201–4799
Minnesota
KFM 5401–5999
Mississippi
KFM 6601–7199
Missouri
KFM 7801–8399
Montana
KFM 9001–9599
Nebraska
KFN 1–599
Nevada
KFN 601–1199
New Hampshire
KFN 1201–1799
New Jersey
KFN 1801–2399
New Mexico
KFN 3601–4199
New York
KFN 5001–6199
North Carolina
KFN 7401–7999
North Dakota
KFN 8601–9199
Ohio
KFO 1–599
Oklahoma
KFO 1201–1799
Oregon
KFO 2401–2999
Pennsylvania
KFP 1–599
Rhode Island
KFR 1–599
South Carolina
KFS 1801–2399
South Dakota
KFS 3001–3599
Tennessee
KFT 1–599
Texas
KFT 1201–1799
Utah
KFU 1–599
Vermont
KFV 1–599
Virginia
KFV 2401–2999
Washington
KFW 1–599
West Virginia
KFW 1201–1799
Wisconsin
KFW 2401–2999
Wyoming
KFW 4201–4799