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Call Number and Location Guide

Cornell University Library uses the Library of Congress Call Number system. Each book is cataloged and given a call number based on several factors, such as the author’s last name and the subject matter.

Flats, Oversize, Reference (including the Artists’ Book Collection) and Reserve

Books designated as Flats, Oversize, Reference and Reserve are separated from the regular collection and housed in alternate locations. These locations are included as part

of the call number.

DVDs and Videos

If you would like to borrow or view a DVD or video, please ask at the service desk.

Call Number Meanings

HT51-65 Human settlements.  Communities

HT101-395 Urban groups.  The city.  Urban sociology

HT161-165 Garden cities.  “The city beautiful”

HT165.5-169.9 City planning

HT170-178 Urban renewal.  Urban redevelopment

HT201-221 City population; Including children in cities, immigration

HT231 Effect of city life

HT251-265 Mental and moral life

HT281 Recreation.  Amusements

HT321-325 The city as an economic factor.  City promotion

HT330-334 Metropolitan areas

HT351-352 Suburban cities and towns

HT361-384 Urbanization.  City and country

HT388 Regional economics.  Space in economics

HT390-395 Regional planning

HT401-485 Rural groups.  Rural sociology

HT601-1445 Classes

HT621-635 Origin of social classes

HT641-657 Classes arising from birth; Including royalty, nobility, commons

HT675-690 Classes arising from occupation

HT713-725 Caste system

HT731 Freedmen

HT751-815 Serfdom

HT851-1445 Slavery

HT1501-1595 Races; Including race as a social group and race relations in general

N1-58  General

N61-72  Theory.  Philosophy.  Aesthetics of the visual arts

N81-390  Study and teaching.  Research

N400-3990  Art museums, galleries, etc.

N4390-5098  Exhibitions

N5198-5299  Private collections and collectors

N5300-7418  History

N7420-7525.8  General works

N7560-8266  Special subjects of art

N8350-8356  Art as a profession.  Artists

N8510-8553  Art studios, materials, etc.

N8554-8585  Examination and conservation of works of art

N8600-8675  Economics of art

N8700-9165  Art and the state.  Public art

NA1-60 General

NA100-130 Architecture and the state

NA190-1555.5 History

NA1995 Architecture as a profession

NA2000-2320 Study and teaching.  Research

NA2335-2360 Competitions

NA2400-2460 Museums.  Exhibitions

NA2500-2599 General works

NA 2599.5-2599.9 Architectural criticism

NA2695-2793 Architectural drawing and design

NA2835-4050 Details and decoration

NA4100-8480 Special classes of buildings

NA4100-4145 Classed by material

NA4150-4160 Classed by form

NA4170-8480 Classed by use

NA4170-(7020) Public buildings

NA4590-5621 Religious architecture

NA7100-7884 Domestic architecture.  Houses.  Dwellings

NA7910-8125 Clubhouses, guild houses, etc.

NA8200-8260 Farm architecture

NA8300-8480 Outbuildings, gates, fences, etc.

NA9000-9428 Aesthetics of cities.  City planning and beautifying

The Fine Arts Library houses some NAC books, but the HT classification has replaced NAC.

NB1-50 General

NB60-1115 History; Including collective biography

NB1120-1133 Study and teaching

NB1134-1134.4 Competitions

NB1135-1150 General works

NB1160-1195 Designs and technique

NB1199-1200 Restoration of sculptures

NB1203-1270 Special materials

NB1272-1291 Mobiles, color, sculpture gardens, etc.

NB1293-1895 Special forms

NB1293-1310 Portrait sculpture

NB1312-1313 Equestrian statues

NB1330-1685 Sculptural monuments

NB1750-1793 Religious monuments and shrines

NB1800-1880 Sepulchral monuments

NB1910-1952 Special subjects

NC1-45 General; Including collective biography

NC50-266 History of drawing

NC390-670 Study and teaching

NC673-677 Competitions

NC703-725 General works

NC730-758 Technique

NC760-825 Special subjects

NC845-915 Graphic art materials

NC930 Conservation and restoration of drawings

NC950-(996) Illustration

NC997-1003 Commercial art.  Advertising art

NC1280-1284 Printed ephemera.  Imagerie populaire

NC1300-1766 Pictorial humor, caricature, etc.

NC1800-1850 Posters

NC1860-1896 Greeting cards, postcards, invitations, book jackets, etc.

NC1920-1940 Copying, enlarging, and reduction of drawings

ND25-(48) General

ND49-813 History

ND1115-1120 Study and teaching

ND1130-1156 General works

ND1288-1460 Special subjects

ND1290-1293 Human figure

ND1300-1337 Portraits 

ND1340-1367 Landscape painting

ND1370-1375 Marine painting

ND1380-1383 Animals.  Birds

ND1385-1388 Sports.  Hunting, fishing, etc.

ND1390-1393 Still life

ND1400-1403 Flowers.  Fruit.  Trees

ND1410-1460 Other subjects

ND1470-1625 Technique and materials

ND1630-1662 Examination and conservation of paintings

ND1700-2495 Watercolor painting

ND2550-2733 Mural painting

ND2889-3416 Illuminating of manuscripts and books

NE1-978 Printmaking and engraving

NE1-90 General

NE 218-(330) Engraved portraits.  Self-portraits

NE380 Conservation and restoration of prints

NE390-395 Collected works

NE400-773 History of printmaking

NE830-898 General works

NE951-962 Special subjects

NE965-965.3 Tradesmen’s cards

NE970-973 Study and teaching

NE975-975.4 Competitions

NE977-978 Equipment

NE1000-1352 Wood engraving

NE1000-1027 General

NE1030-1196.3 History

NE1220-1233 General works

NE1310-1326.5 Japanese prints

NE1330-1336 Linoleum block prints

NE1340 Fish prints

NE1344-1345 Potato prints

NE1350-1352 Other materials used in relief printing

NE1400-1879 Metal engraving

NE1400-1422 General

NE1620-1630 General works

NE1634-1749 History

NE1750-1775 Copper engraving

NE1850-1879 Color prints

NE1940-2232.5 Etching and aquatint

NE1940-1975 General

NE1980-2055.5 History

NE2120-2140 General works

NE2141-2149 Special subjects

NE2220-2225 Dry point

NE2236-2240.6 Serigraphy 

NE2242-2246 Monotype (Printmaking)

NE2250-2570 Lithography

NE2685-2685.8 Lumiprints

NE2690 Engraving on glass

NE2800-2880 Printing of engravings

NE3000-3002 Copying art.  Copying machine art

NK1-570 General

NK600-806 History

NK1135-1149.5 Arts and crafts movement

NK1160-1590 Decoration and ornament.  Design

NK1160-1174 General

NK 1175-(1498) History

NK1505-1535 General works

NK1548-1590 Special subjects for design

NK1648-1678 Religious art

NK1700-2195 Interior decoration.  House decoration

NK1700-2138 General.  History, etc.; Including special rooms

NK2140-2180 Decorative painting

NK2190-2192 Church decoration

NK2200-2750 Furniture

NK2775-2898 Rugs and carpets

NK2975-3049 Tapestries

NK3175-3296.3 Upholstery.  Drapery

NK3375-3496.3 Wallpapers

NK 3600-(9990) Other arts and art industries

NK3700-4695 Ceramics

NK4700-4890 Costume

NK5100-5440 Glass

NK5500-6060 Glyptic arts

NK6400-8459 Metalwork

NK8800-9505.5 Textiles

NK9600-9955 Woodwork

NX1-260 General

NX280-410 Study and teaching.  Research

NX411-415 Competitions

NX420-430 Exhibitions

NX440-632 History of the arts

NX650-694 Special subjects, characters, persons, religious arts, etc.

NX700-750 Patronage of the arts

NX760-770 Administration of the arts

NX775-777 Voluntarism in the arts 

NX798-820 Arts centers and facilities

SB39  Horticultural voyages, etc.

SB71-87  History

SB107-109  Economic botany 

SB109.7-111  Methods for special areas; Including cold regions, dry farming, tropical agriculture 

SB112  Irrigation farming 

SB113.2-118.46  Seeds.  Seed technology 

SB118.48-118.75  Nurseries.  Nursery industry 

SB119-124  Propagation; Including breeding, selection, grafting, air layering 

SB125  Training and pruning 

SB126  Artificial light gardening 

SB126.5-126.57  Hydroponics.  Soilless agriculture 

SB127  Forcing 

SB128  Growth regulators 

SB129-130  Harvesting, curing, storage 

SB169-172.5  Tree crops 

SB175-177  Food crops 

SB183-317  Field crops; Including cereals, forage crops, grasses, legumes, root crops, sugar plants, textile plants, alkaloidal plants, medicinal plants 

SB317.5-319.864  Horticulture.  Horticultural crops

SB320-353.5  Vegetables

SB354-402  Fruit and fruit culture

SB381-386  Berries and small fruits

SB387-399  Grape culture.  Viticulture

SB401  Nuts

SB403-450.87  Flowers and flower culture.  Ornamental plants

SB406.7-406.83  Plant propagation

SB409-413  Culture of individual plants

SB414  Forcing

SB414.6-417  Greenhouses and greenhouse culture

SB418-418.4  Container gardening

SB419-419.3  Indoor gardening and houseplants

SB419.5  Roof gardening.  Balcony gardening

SB421-439.8  Classes of plants; Including annuals, climbers, ferns, lawns, perennials, shrubs 

SB441-441.75  Flower shows.  Exhibitions 

SB442.5  Care and preparation of cut flowers and ornamental plants for market 

SB442.8-443.4  Marketing.  Cut flower industry.  Florists 

SB446-446.6  Horticultural service industry 

SB447  Preservation and reproduction of flowers, fruits, etc. 

SB447.5  Bonkei.  Tray landscapes 

SB449-450.87  Flower arrangement and decoration 

SB450.9-467.8  Gardens and gardening

SB469-(476.4)  Landscape gardening.  Landscape architecture 

SB481-486  Parks and public reservations; Including theory, management, history 

SB599-990.5  Pests and diseases 

SB608  Individual or types of plants or trees 

SB610-615  Weeds, parasitic plants, etc. 

SB617-618  Poisonous plants 

SB621-795  Plant pathology 

SB818-945  Economic entomology 

SB950-990.5  Pest control and treatment of diseases.  Plant protection 

SB950.9-970.4  Pesticides 

SB973-973.5  Soil disinfection 

SB974-978  Organic plant protection.  Biological control 

SB979.5-985  Inspection.  Quarantine 

SB992-998  Economic zoology applied to crops.  Agricultural zoology; Including animals injurious and beneficial to plants

TH845-895 Architectural engineering.  Structural engineering of buildings

TH900-915 Construction equipment in building

TH1000-1725 Systems of building construction; Including fireproof construction, concrete construction

TH2025-3000 Details in building design and construction; Including walls, roofs

TH3301-3411 Maintenance and repair

TH4021-4977 Buildings: Construction with reference to use; Including public buildings, dwellings

TH5011-5701 Construction by phase of the work (Building trades)

TH6014-6081 Environmental engineering of buildings.  Sanitary engineering ofbuildings

TH6101-6887 Plumbing and pipefitting

TH7005-7699 Heating and ventilation.  Air conditioning

TH7700-7975 Illumination.  Lighting

TH8001-8581 Decoration and decorative furnishings

TH9025-9745 Protection of buildings; Including protection from dampness, fire, burglary

TR250-265  Cameras

TR287-500  Photographic processing. Darkroom technique

TR504-508  Transparencies. Diapositives

TR510-545  Color photography

TR550-581  Studio and laboratory

TR590-620  Lighting

TR624-835  Applied photography; Including artistic, commercial, medical photography, photocopying processes 

TR845-899  Cinematography. Motion pictures 

TR925-1050  Photomechanical processes

TT161-170.7 Manual training.  School shops

TT174-176 Articles for children

TT180-200 Woodworking.  Furniture making.  Upholstering

TT201-203 Lathework.  Turning

TT205-267 Metalworking

TT300-382.8 Painting.  Wood finishing

TT387-410 Soft home furnishings

TT490-695 Clothing manufacture.  Dressmaking.  Tailoring

TT697-927 Home arts.  Homecrafts; Including sewing, embroidery, decorative crafts

TT950-979 Hairdressing.  Beauty culture.  Barbers’ work

TT980-999 Laundry work