Library Subject Guides

French: Books, EBooks and journals

Finding Books for French

French books are generally found on Levels 4 and 11 of the Central Library.
We use the Library of Congress classification system for arrangement.

Every item in the Library has a unique call number which can be found by using the Library Catalogue.

Textbooks and recommended readings for particular courses are placed on High Demand by lecturers and located in the Self-Loan Area on Level 2.
To see the list for a particular course, type the course code into the catalogue Course code search box, or refer to the course page in Learn.

Central Library layout

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French Literature and Language: Guide to LC classifications

PQ French Literature
151-221 Medieval
226-307 Modern
400-491 Poetry
500-591 Drama
601-771 Prose, Prose Fiction
781-841 Folk literature incl. texts
1101-1297 Collections, Anthologies
1300-1595 Old French Literature
1600-3989 Modern Literature
PC (Level 4) French Language
2101-2241 Grammar
2121 Conversation books
2199-2321 Parts of Speech
2620-2630 Dictionaries (French only)
2635 Polyglot
2640-2645 French-English/English-French

French History: Guide to LC classifications

DC (Level 10)
1-20.5 General
21-29.3 Description, Travel
30-34.5 Social life and customs
35-59.8 Military, naval, political
60-94 Early history
95-109 Medieval, 1328-1515
109-138 15th-18th Century
139-249 1789-1815
197-326.9 19th Century
334-354.9 years 1871-1940
397 years 1940-1946
398-409 years 1947-1958
411-423 years 1958-present
611-801 Local history & description

French Studies: Guide to LC classifications

Subject Level Classification
Architecture 6 NA 1041-1053
Art 6 N 6843-6853
Biographies (general) 11 CT 1003
Biographies (writers) 4 PQ 41
Colonialism 8 JV 1811-1837
Economics 9 HC 273-280
Film 4 PN 1993.5 .F
Geography 9 GF 571-572
History 11 DC
Literature 4 PQ 1 -3999
Music Literature 6 ML 270 3489 & 3620
Philosophy 11 B 1802-2430
Political Theory 8 JC 179
Religion 11 BX 1528-1532
Sociology 9 HN 425
Socialism 8 HX 261-269