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Last Updated: Dec 05, 2016     Views: 63

The Library of Congress (LC) Classification system was created to organize books at the Library of Congress. It is the classification system used at Michener Library and most academic libraries in the United States. 

The system organizes knowledge according to 21 basic classes. Call numbers on the spines of books correspond to the LC classification system. It is a mix of letters and numbers, starting with one or two letters. Learn how to read a Library of Congress call number. 

The LC Classification system is not related to the Dewey Decimal system.