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Find Books by Subject: Library of Congress Classification

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Navigating the Main Library Collection-Raymond Cravens Library 

9th Floor 

PT-ZA (Science, Medicine, Agriculture, Technology, Military Science, Naval Science, Books—General)

8th Floor 

P-PS (Language)

7th Floor 

Periodicals (Journals, Leisure Magazines)

6th Floor 

E600-LT & Law (History: United States - Local & Americas,  Geography, Social Sciences, Political Science, Political Science, Education, Law Collection) 

5th Floor 

A-E599 (General Works, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion,  Auxiliary Sciences of History, History: General & Outside of the Americas, History: United States)

4th Floor 

Reference (Reference Books)  

Visual and Performing Arts Library (VPAL) 2nd floor of Cravens Library image depicts a blimps of the DVD collection and shelves full of books.

Visual & Performing Arts Library (VPAL) - Raymond Cravens Library 

2nd Floor 

GT495 - GT2350 (Fashion and Costume)

GV1580 - GV1799.4 (Dance)

M - MT (Music)

N - NX (Art)

PN2000 - PN3307 (Theater)

TR (Photography)

TT1 - TT985 (Crafts) 

DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks

The image depicts the shelves full of books at the Beulah Winchel Education Library and the available study areas.

Beulah Winchel Education Library

(Education, Juvenile, Young Adult, Social Studies, Science, Math, Languages, Kits, American Sign Language, Arts & Music, DVDs, CDs)