The In-house Classification scheme used at the English Faculty Library is being replaced by the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) scheme. At present, a small portion of the books in the library is still organised according to the original In-house Classification scheme.
The following is a list of in-house classes still in use at the English Faculty Library.
This box is made up of example shelf marks, ordered according to their would-be arrangement on the shelves - 'N19.9 ALL' would be shelved before 'N19.21 [Ten]' and so on.
Allott, M. (1974) The Brontës: The critical heritage
In-house Classification scheme shelf mark: N19.9 ALL
Brontë, A. (2008) The tenant of Wildfell Hall
In-house Classification scheme shelf mark: N19.21 [Ten]
Collins, W. (2007) The woman in white
In-house Classification scheme shelf mark: N29.66 [Wom]
Taylor, J. (2006) The Cambridge companion to Wilkie Collins
The remainder of the in-house collection is kept in the Ground Floor Reading Room. See the floorplan for this room at the link below.
For consistency, the Bodleian Libraries are retiring some in-house classification schemes.
The English Faculty Library (EFL) began by classifying to the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) scheme any new books purchased from January 2009 onwards. At present, about 91% of the collections are classified to LCC and this number will grow as we continue to reclassify items.