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Collection Development Guide: Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization: Library of Congress call number ranges

Materials Science Call Numbers

Call number ranges Description

QC 176 

Solid state physics / Condensed matter physics

QD 380-388

Polymer chemistry

QD 965

Crystallography

TA 401-409 

General materials science

TA 410-418

"Special" materials, including composites, nanomaterials. etc.

TA 459-489 

Metals and alloys

TK 7871 

Electronic materials

TN 600-799

Metallurgy

TN 690

Alloy phase diagrams

TP 1087-1190

Plastics and polymer engineering

Engineering Call Numbers

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Call number ranges Description

T 1-995

Technology (general)

TA 1-2040

Engineering (general)
TC 1-978 Hydraulic Engineering
TD 1-1066 Environmental technology
TE 1-450 Highway engineering
TG 1-470 Bridge engineering
TH 1-9745 Building construction

TJ 1-1570

Control engineering and machinery

TK 1-9971

Electrical engineering

TS 1-937

Manufactures
Call number ranges Description

T 1-995

Technology (general)

T10.5-11.9

Communication of technical information

T11.95-12.5 

Industrial directories

T55-55.3 

Industrial safety. Industrial accident prevention

T55.4-60.8 

Industrial engineering. Management engineering

T57-57.97 

Applied mathematics. Quantitative methods

T58.4 

Managerial control systems

T58.5-58.64 

Information technology

T58.6-58.62 

Management information systems

T58.7-58.8 

Production capacity. Manufacturing capacity

T59-59.2 

Standardization

T59.5 

Automation

T59.7-59.77 

Human engineering in industry. Man-machine systems

T60-60.8 

Work measurement. Methods engineering

T61-173 

Technical education. Technical schools

T173.2-174.5 

Technological change

T175-178 

Industrial research. Research and development

T201-342 

Patents. Trademarks

T351-385 

Mechanical drawing. Engineering graphics

T391-995 

Exhibitions. Trade shows. World's fairs

Call number ranges Description

TA 1-2040

Engineering (general)

TA165

Engineering instruments, meters, etc. Industrial instrumentation

TA166-167

Human engineering

TA168

Systems engineering

TA170-171

Environmental engineering

TA174

Engineering design

TA177.4-185

Engineering economy

TA190-194

Management of engineering works

TA197-198

Engineering meteorology

TA213-215

Engineering machinery, tools, and implements

TA329-348

Engineering mathematics. Engineering analysis

TA349-359

Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics

TA365-367

Acoustics in engineering. Acoustical engineering

TA401-492

Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials

TA495

Disasters and engineering

TA501-625

Surveying

TA630-695

Structural engineering (General)

TA703-712

Engineering geology. Rock mechanics. Soil mechanics. Underground construction

TA715-787

Earthwork. Foundations

TA800-820

Tunneling. Tunnels

TA1001-1280 

Transportation engineering 

TA1501-1820 

Applied optics. Photonics 

TA2001-2040

Plasma engineering. Applied plasma dynamics 

Call number ranges Description

TC 1-978

Hydraulic Engineering

TC160-181

Technical hydraulics

TC183-201

General preliminary operations. Dredging. Submarine building

TC203-380

Harbors and coast protective works. Coastal engineering. Lighthouses

TC401-506

River, lake, and water-supply engineering (General)

TC530-537

River protective works. Regulation. Flood control

TC540-558

Dams. Barrages

TC601-791

Canals and inland navigation. Waterways

TC801-978

Irrigation engineering. Reclamation of wasteland. Drainage

TC1501-1800

Ocean engineering

Call number ranges Description
TD 159-1066 Environmental technology

TD159-168

Municipal engineering

TD169-171.8

Environmental protection

TD172-193.5

Environmental pollution

TD194-195

Environmental effects of industries and plants

TD201-500

Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes

TD419-428

Water pollution

TD429.5-480.7

Water purification. Water treatment and conditioning. Saline water conversion

TD481-493

Water distribution systems

TD511-780

Sewage collection and disposal systems. Sewerage

TD783-812.5

Municipal refuse. Solid wastes

TD813-870

Street cleaning. Litter and its removal

TD878-894

Special types of environment Including soil pollution, air pollution, noise pollution

TD895-899

Industrial and factory sanitation

TD896-899

Industrial and factory wastes

TD920-934

Rural and farm sanitary engineering

TD940-949

Low temperature sanitary engineering

TD1020-1066

Hazardous substances and their disposal

Call number ranges Description
TE 1-450 Highway engineering

TE175-176.5 

Highway design. Interchanges and intersections

TE177-178.8

Roadside development. Landscaping

TE200-205

Materials for roadmaking

TE206-209.5 

Location engineering

TE210-228.3 

Construction details

Including foundations, maintenance, equipment 

TE250-278.8 

Pavements and paved roads 

TE279 

Streets 

TE279.5-298 

Pedestrian facilities 

TE280-295 

Sidewalks. Footpaths. Flagging

TE298 

Curbs. Curbstones 

Call number ranges Description
TH 1-9745 Building construction

TH845-895 

Architectural engineering. Structural engineering of buildings

TH900-915 

Construction equipment in building

TH1000-1725 

Systems of building construction Including fireproof construction, concrete construction 

TH2025-3000 

Details in building design and construction Including walls, roofs 

TH3301-3411 

Maintenance and repair 

TH4021-4977 

Buildings: Construction with reference to use Including public buildings, dwellings 

TH5011-5701 

Construction by phase of the work (Building trades) 

TH6014-6081 

Environmental engineering of buildings. Sanitary engineering of buildings 

TH6101-6887 

Plumbing and pipefitting 

TH7005-7699 

Heating and ventilation. Air conditioning

TH7700-7975 

Illumination. Lighting 

TH8001-8581 

Decoration and decorative furnishings 

TH9025-9745 

Protection of buildings

Including protection from dampness, fire, burglary 

Call number ranges Description

TJ 1-1570

Control engineering and machinery

TJ170-179

Mechanics applied to machinery. Dynamics

TJ181-210

Mechanical movements

TJ210.2-211.47

Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms. Robots (General)

TJ212-225

Control engineering systems. Automatic machinery (General)

TJ227-240

Machine design and drawing

TJ241-254.7

Machine construction (General)

TJ255-265

Heat engines

TJ266-267.5

Turbines. Turbomachines (General)

TJ268-740

Steam engineering

TJ603-695

Locomotives

TJ751-805

Miscellaneous motors and engines

Including gas, gasoline, diesel engines

TJ807-830

Renewable energy sources

TJ836-927

Hydraulic machinery

TJ940-940.5

Vacuum technology

TJ950-1030

Pneumatic machinery

TJ1040-1119

Machinery exclusive of prime movers

TJ1125-1345

Machine shops and machine shop practice

TJ1350-1418

Hoisting and conveying machinery

TJ1425-1475

Lifting and pressing machinery

TJ1480-1496

Agricultural machinery. Farm machinery

TJ1501-1519

Sewing machines

Call number ranges Description

TK 1-8360

Electrical engineering

TK301-399

Electric meters

TK452-454.4

Electric apparatus and materials. Electric circuits. Electric networks 

TK1001-1841

Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations

TK2000-2891

Dynamoelectric machinery and auxiliaries Including generators, motors, transformers 

TK2896-2985

Production of electricity by direct energy conversion 

TK3001-3521

Distribution or transmission of electric power 

TK4001-4102 

Applications of electric power 

TK4125-4399 

Electric lighting

TK4601-4661 

Electric heating

TK5101-6720 

Telecommunication

Including telegraphy, telephone, radio, radar, television 

TK7800-8360 

Electronics

TK7885-7895 

Computer engineering. Computer hardware 

TK8300-8360 

Photoelectronic devices (General) 

TK9001-9401 

Nuclear engineering. Atomic power

TK9900-9971 

Electricity for amateurs. Amateur constructors' manuals

Call number ranges Description

TS 1-937

Manufactures

TS155-194 

Production management. Operations management

TS195-198.8 

Packaging

TS200-770 

Metal manufactures. Metalworking

TS780-788 

Stonework

TS800-937 

Wood technology. Lumber

TS840-915 

Wood products. Furniture

TS920-937 

Chemical processing of wood

Engineering Technology Call Numbers

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Call number ranges Description

T 1-385

Technology (general)

TA 165-820

TA 1501-1820

Engineering (general)
TD 159-1066 Environmental technology
TE 1-450 Highway engineering
TH 1-9745 Building construction

TJ 170-267

TJ 751-1475

Control engineering and machinery

TK 1-8360

Electrical engineering

TS 1-937

Manufactures
Call number ranges Description

T 1-385

Technology (general)

T10.5-11.9

Communication of technical information

T11.95-12.5 

Industrial directories

T55-55.3 

Industrial safety. Industrial accident prevention

T55.4-60.8 

Industrial engineering. Management engineering

T57-57.97 

Applied mathematics. Quantitative methods

T58.4 

Managerial control systems

T58.5-58.64 

Information technology

T58.6-58.62 

Management information systems

T58.7-58.8 

Production capacity. Manufacturing capacity

T59-59.2 

Standardization

T59.5 

Automation

T59.7-59.77 

Human engineering in industry. Man-machine systems

T60-60.8 

Work measurement. Methods engineering

T61-173 

Technical education. Technical schools

T173.2-174.5 

Technological change

T175-178 

Industrial research. Research and development

T351-385 

Mechanical drawing. Engineering graphics

Call number ranges Description

TA 165-820

Engineering (general)

TA165

Engineering instruments, meters, etc. Industrial instrumentation

TA166-167

Human engineering

TA168

Systems engineering

TA170-171

Environmental engineering

TA174

Engineering design

TA177.4-185

Engineering economy

TA190-194

Management of engineering works

TA197-198

Engineering meteorology

TA213-215

Engineering machinery, tools, and implements

TA329-348

Engineering mathematics. Engineering analysis

TA349-359

Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics

TA365-367

Acoustics in engineering. Acoustical engineering

TA401-492

Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials

TA495

Disasters and engineering

TA501-625

Surveying

TA630-695

Structural engineering (General)

TA703-712

Engineering geology. Rock mechanics. Soil mechanics. Underground construction

TA715-787

Earthwork. Foundations

TA800-820

Tunneling. Tunnels

TA1501-1820 

Applied optics. Photonics 

Call number ranges Description
TD 159-1066 Environmental technology

TD159-168

Municipal engineering

TD169-171.8

Environmental protection

TD172-193.5

Environmental pollution

TD194-195

Environmental effects of industries and plants

TD201-500

Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes

TD419-428

Water pollution

TD429.5-480.7

Water purification. Water treatment and conditioning. Saline water conversion

TD481-493

Water distribution systems

TD511-780

Sewage collection and disposal systems. Sewerage

TD783-812.5

Municipal refuse. Solid wastes

TD813-870

Street cleaning. Litter and its removal

TD878-894

Special types of environment Including soil pollution, air pollution, noise pollution

TD895-899

Industrial and factory sanitation

TD896-899

Industrial and factory wastes

TD920-934

Rural and farm sanitary engineering

TD940-949

Low temperature sanitary engineering

TD1020-1066

Hazardous substances and their disposal

Call number ranges Description
TE 1-450 Highway engineering

TE175-176.5 

Highway design. Interchanges and intersections

TE177-178.8

Roadside development. Landscaping

TE200-205

Materials for roadmaking

TE206-209.5 

Location engineering

TE210-228.3 

Construction details

Including foundations, maintenance, equipment 

TE250-278.8 

Pavements and paved roads 

TE279 

Streets 

TE279.5-298 

Pedestrian facilities 

TE280-295 

Sidewalks. Footpaths. Flagging

TE298 

Curbs. Curbstones 

Call number ranges Description
TH 1-9745 Building construction

TH845-895 

Architectural engineering. Structural engineering of buildings

TH900-915 

Construction equipment in building

TH1000-1725 

Systems of building construction

Including fireproof construction, concrete construction 

TH2025-3000 

Details in building design and construction Including walls, roofs 

TH3301-3411 

Maintenance and repair 

TH4021-4977 

Buildings: Construction with reference to use

Including public buildings, dwellings 

TH5011-5701 

Construction by phase of the work (Building trades) 

TH6014-6081 

Environmental engineering of buildings. Sanitary engineering of buildings 

TH6101-6887 

Plumbing and pipefitting 

TH7005-7699 

Heating and ventilation. Air conditioning

TH7700-7975 

Illumination. Lighting 

TH8001-8581 

Decoration and decorative furnishings 

TH9025-9745 

Protection of buildings

Including protection from dampness, fire, burglary 

Call number ranges Description

TJ 170-267

Control engineering and machinery

TJ170-179

Mechanics applied to machinery. Dynamics

TJ181-210

Mechanical movements

TJ210.2-211.47

Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms. Robots (General)

TJ212-225

Control engineering systems. Automatic machinery (General)

TJ227-240

Machine design and drawing

TJ241-254.7

Machine construction (General)

TJ255-265

Heat engines

TJ266-267.5

Turbines. Turbomachines (General)

Call number ranges Description
TJ 751-1475 Control engineering and machinery

TJ751-805

Miscellaneous motors and engines

Including gas, gasoline, diesel engines

TJ807-830

Renewable energy sources

TJ836-927

Hydraulic machinery

TJ940-940.5

Vacuum technology

TJ950-1030

Pneumatic machinery

TJ1040-1119

Machinery exclusive of prime movers

TJ1125-1345

Machine shops and machine shop practice

TJ1350-1418

Hoisting and conveying machinery

TJ1425-1475

Lifting and pressing machinery

Call number ranges Description

TK 1-8360

Electrical engineering

TK301-399

Electric meters

TK452-454.4

Electric apparatus and materials. Electric circuits. Electric networks 

TK1001-1841

Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations

TK2000-2891

Dynamoelectric machinery and auxiliaries Including generators, motors, transformers 

TK2896-2985

Production of electricity by direct energy conversion 

TK3001-3521

Distribution or transmission of electric power 

TK4001-4102 

Applications of electric power 

TK4125-4399 

Electric lighting

TK4601-4661 

Electric heating

TK5101-6720 

Telecommunication

Including telegraphy, telephone, radio, radar, television 

TK7800-8360 

Electronics

TK7885-7895 

Computer engineering. Computer hardware 

TK8300-8360 

Photoelectronic devices (General) 

Call number ranges Description

TS 1-937

Manufactures

TS155-194 

Production management. Operations management

TS195-198.8 

Packaging

TS200-770 

Metal manufactures. Metalworking

TS780-788 

Stonework

TS800-937 

Wood technology. Lumber

TS840-915 

Wood products. Furniture

TS920-937 

Chemical processing of wood

Chemistry & Biochemistry Call Numbers

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Call number ranges Description

QD1‐65

General Chemistry

QD 71-142

Analytical Chemistry

QD 146-197

Inorganic Chemistry

QD 241-441

Organic Chemistry

QD 415-436

Biochemistry

QD 450-801

Physical & Theoretical

QD901-999

Crystallography

Call number ranges Description

QD1‐65

General Chemistry

QD 1

Periodicals

QD 8-9

Communication of Chemical Information

QD 11-18

History

QD 21-22

Biographies of Chemists

QD 23.3-26.5

Alchemy

QD 40-49

Study and Teaching, Research

QD 51-63

Laboratories

QD 65

Handbooks, Tables, Formulas, etc.

Call number ranges Description

QD 71-142

Analytical Chemistry

QD 81-117

Quantitative Analysis

QD 130-139

Technical Analysis

Call number ranges Description

QD 146-197

Inorganic Chemistry

QD 161-169

Nonmetals

QD 171-172

Metals

QD 181

Special Elements, By Chemical Symbol, A-Z

Call number ranges Description

QD 241-441

Organic Chemistry

QD 258-281

Operations in Organic Chemistry

QD 300-315

Aliphatic Compounds

QD 320-327

Carbohydrates

QD 330-341

Aromatic Compounds

QD 375-377

Antibiotics

QD 380-388

Polymers, Macromolecules

QD 390-395

Condensed Benzene Rings

QD 399-406

Heterocyclic Chemistry and Compounds

QD 410-412.5

Organometallic Chemistry and Compounds

QD 415-436

Biochemistry

QD 416

Terpenes, Camphors, etc. Essential Oils

QD 419

Gums and Resins

QD 421

Alkaloids

QD 426

Steroids

QD 431

Proteins, Peptides, Amino Acids, etc.

QD 433-436

Nucleic Acids

Call number ranges Description

QD 450-801

Physical & Theoretical

QD 462

Quantum Chemistry

QD 463-464

Atomic and Molecular Weights

QD 501-505.5

Conditions and Laws of Chemical Reactions

QD 506

Surface Chemistry

QD 510-536

Thermochemistry

QD 540-549

Theory of Solution

QD 551-562

Electrochemistry, Electrolysis

QD 601-607

Radiochemistry

QD 625-655

Radiation Chemistry

QD 701-731

Photochemistry

Call number ranges Description

QD901-999

 Crystallography

QD 911-922

Geometrical and Mathematical Crystallography

QD 931-947

Physical Properties of Crystals

Physics Call Numbers

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Call number ranges Description

QB 1-991

Astronomy

QC1-999

Physics

Call number ranges Description

 QB 1-991

 Astronomy

 QB1-139

 General

 QB140-237

 Practical and spherical astronomy

 QB275-343

 Geodesy

 QB349-421

 Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics

 QB455-456

 Astrogeology

 QB460-466

 Astrophysics

 QB468-480

 Non-optical methods of astronomy

 QB495-903

 Descriptive astronomy

 QB500.5-785

 Solar System

 QB799-903

 Stars

 QB980-991

 Cosmogony. Cosmology

Call number ranges Description

 QC1-999

 Physics

 QC1-75

 General Physics

 QC81-114

 Weights and measures

 QC120-168.85

 Descriptive and experimental mechanics

 QC170-197

 Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter

 Including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and solid state physics

 QC221-246

 Acoustics. Sound

 QC251-338.5

 Heat

 QC310.15-319

 Thermodynamics

 QC350-467

 Optics, Light

 QC450-467

 Spectroscopy

 QC474-496.9

 Radiation Physics

 QC501-766

 Electricity and magnetism

 QC501-(721)

 Electricity

 QC750-766

 Magnetism

 QC770-798

 Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity

 QC801-809

 Geophysics Cosmic physics

 QC851-999

 Meteorology. Climatology