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Classification by Collection

The following table presents the current classification system(s) used by each collection at the University of Illinois Library.

Library Classification
ACES-Funk (includes CPLA Reference & Resouce Center)

LC Classification for all incoming materials, beginning January 1, 2021

Existing collection in DDC

Architecture & Art


LC Classification for all incoming Zine books, beginning September 9, 2021.

Carle Illinois College of Medicine

DDC for all incoming materials beginning March 11, 2019

Existing collection in LC Classification.

Center for Children's Books S-Collection
Chemistry DDC
Classics LC Classification for all incoming materials, beginning September 9, 2021.

LC Classification for all incoming materials, beginning August 1, 2018

Existing collection in DDC

Conservation Lab DDC
Engineering-Grainger DDC
History, Philosophy, and Newspaper (includes African American Research Center)   

LC Classification for all incoming materials, except reference collection, beginning January 16, 2020

International & Area Studies

LC Classification for:

  • All area studies except Slavic-language materials
  • IAS New Books Shelf
  • All English-language materials

DDC for:

  • Slavic language materials
Law LC Classification
Literatures and Languages LC Classification; DDC for non-circulating
Main Stacks (CAS) - Asian LC Classification
Main Stacks (CAS) - all new literature LC Classification
Main Stacks (CAS) - LABO LC Classification

LC Classification for maps

LC Classification for all incoming material beginning Sept. 18, 2018

Existing collection is being re-classed from DDC to LC

Mathematics DDC
Music and Performing Arts LC Classification
Rare Book and Manuscript Library DDC; local classification
Reference, Research, and Scholarly Services DDC
Residence Hall Libraries DDC; local classification
Scholarly Commons (see exceptions to item records) LC Classification
Social Sciences, Health, and Education

LC Classification for new & re-classed materials
DDC if:

  • added copy where previous copy is already in Dewey
  • added volumes (of serials or sets) where previous vols are already in Dewey

Special classifications for S-Collection and Curriculum Collection

Sousa Archives & Center for American Music LC Classification
Undergraduate LC Classification; DDC for periodicals
University Archives DDC; local classification
University High School DDC; local classification for Fiction and Graphic Novels   
Veterinary Medicine DDC