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CLASS L – EDUCATION
This is the classification used by the Library of Congress Classification system. The education collection is located in the above mezzanine.
Subclass L Education (General)
Subclass LA History of education
Subclass LB Theory and practice of education
Subclass LC Special aspects of education
Subclass LD Individual institutions - United States
Subclass LE Individual institutions - America (except United States)
Subclass LF Individual institutions - Europe
Subclass LG Individual institutions - Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean islands, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific islands
Subclass LH College and school magazines and papers
Subclass LJ Student fraternities and societies, United States
Subclass LT Textbooks