Answered By: Dave Wiseman
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2015     Views: 45

Unlike  a typical public library which arranges most, if not all,  works of fiction alphabetically by the author's last name, Fintel Library uses the Library of Congress system of classifying literature. This classification scheme divides literature according to the language or country of origin. A summary chart is below. Generally, literature of all types falls into the P - PZ subclasses. In Fintel Library, these works are shelved on the East side of the second floor. Here's a map:

Subclass P – Philology. Linguistics
Subclass PA – Greek language and literature. Latin language and literature
Subclass PB – Modern languages. Celtic languages
Subclass PC – Romanic languages
Subclass PD – Germanic languages. Scandinavian languages
Subclass PE – English language
Subclass PF – West Germanic languages
Subclass PG – Slavic languages and literatures. Baltic languages. Albanian language
Subclass PH – Uralic languages. Basque language
Subclass PJ – Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other Asian languages and literatures
Subclass PK – Indo-Iranian languages and literatures
Subclass PL – Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Subclass PM – Hyperborean, Native American, and artificial languages
Subclass PN – Literature (General)
Subclass PQ – French literature – Italian literature – Spanish literature – Portuguese literature
Subclass PR – English literature
Subclass PS – American literature
Subclass PT – German literature – Dutch literature – Flemish literature since 1830 – Afrikaans literature -Scandinavian literature – Old Norse literature: Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian – Modern Icelandic literature – Faroese literature – Danish literature – Norwegian literature – Swedish literature
Subclass PZ – Fiction and juvenile belles lettres