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Call Numbers

Call numbers tell you where a book is shelved. In the Francis A. Drexel Library, we use Library of Congress Classification which groups titles by subject matter.

Classics is an interdisciplinary field, so there is no one area to browse and find all relevant sources. The following call number ranges will help you get started. Click on the links for more details:

  • PA: Greek and Latin languages and literature
  • DE: The ancient Mediterranean world
  • DF1-DF289: Ancient Greece
  • DG11-DG365: Ancient Rome
  • CC: Archaeology

See also the following call numbers for books on Ancient and Classical fine arts:

  • N5320-5899: Art
  • NA210-340: Architecture
  • NB69-169: Sculpture
  • NC55-69: Drawing
  • ND70-130: Painting
  • NK630-685: Decorative and Applied Arts

Please note that many art books are found on the Oversize book shelves.

Library Catalog Search

Library Catalog Search        


  • The Library Catalog is best used when searching for a specific title or author. 
  • You can search across additional fields such as ISBN or Call Number
  • You can search for specific "subjects" as defined by the Library of Congress


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