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Foreign Languages & Literature

Call Numbers

Just as your home address helps people find where you live, a call number indicates where materials in Milne Library are located. It's a code that will give you clues as to which floor, area, and shelf the book, CD, DVD, or other item will be found. Milne uses the Library of Congress Classification System to assign call numbers. In this system, the first two or three lines of a call number identify the subject of a book or other item.

Browse LC Call Numbers

PL 1001-3208   Chinese Language and Literature

PC 2001-3761   French Language
PQ 1-3999        French Literature

PF 3001-5999   German Language
PT 1-4897        German Literature

PC 1001-1977   Italian Language
PQ 4001-5999  Italian Literature

PL 501-899       Japanese Language and Literature

PG 2001-3987   Russian Language and Literature

PC 4001-4977   Spanish Language
PQ 6001-8929  Spanish Literature


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