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French Language and Culture: Finding Books

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Books at UA

Looking for a book on the shelves? Search through Scout or directly through the libraries' catalog to browse print holdings.

Each record of a book will have a call number that corresponds to the book's location in Gorgas, McLure, Rodgers, Bruno, Hoole, or the Annex. 

Library of Congress Call Numbers

Most of the books pertaining to French literature are located within the PQ1-3999 call number ranges.

PQ1-3999: French literature

  • PQ1-771: History and criticism
  • PQ1-150: General
  • PQ151-221: Medieval. Old French
  • PQ226-310: Modern
  • PQ400-491: Poetry
  • PQ500-591: Drama
  • PQ601-771: .Prose and prose fiction
  • PQ781-841: Folk literature
  • PQ845: Juvenile literature
  • PQ1100-1297: Collections
    • PQ1100-1145: General
    • PQ1160-1193: Poetry
    • PQ1211-1241: Drama
    • PQ1243-1297: Prose
  • PQ1300-1595: Old French literature
    • PQ1300-1391: Collections. Individual authors and works
    • PQ1411-1545: To 1350/1400
    • PQ1551-1595: 14th-15th century (to ca. 1525)
  • PQ1600-2726: Modern literature. Individual authors
    • PQ1600-1709: 16th century
    • PQ1710-1935: 17th century
    • PQ1947-2147: 18th century
    • PQ2149-2551: 19th century
    • PQ2600-2651: 1900-1960
    • PQ2660-2686: 1961-2000
    • PQ2700-2726: 2001-
  • PQ3800-3999: Provincial, local, colonial, etc.

Some books on the French language can be found in the Linguistics call numbers, PC 2001–3761. 

  • PC 2700–3708......Dialects. Provincialisms
    • 2813–2898: Old French
    • 3201–3366: Provencal (Old)
    • 3371–3420.5: Modern patois of South France
    • 3420.8–3495: Langue d'oc dialects


Books at Other Libraries

This video demonstrates how to use our Interlibrary Loan service when you need a book that is not in our collection, or an article from a journal we don't subscribe to.

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