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The General Collections
Serial and Government Publications
Law Library
Rare Book and Special Collections
Manuscript Division
Prints and Photographs
Geography and Map
Recorded Sound–MBRS
Moving Image–MBRS
Area Studies
Topical Essays
AD Asian Division or Asian Reading Room

American Folklife Center

Area Studies Collections
AMED African and Middle Eastern Division or
African and Middle Eastern Reading Room
BusRR Business Reading Room
EUR European Division
EurRR European Reading Room
G&M Geography and Map Division or
Geography and Map Reading Room
GenColl General Collections
Hebr Hebraic Section
Hebr Cage Hebraic Section rare materials
Hebr Ref Hebraic reference collections
HISP Hispanic Division
HISP Ref Hispanic Division Reference Section
HSS Humanities and Social Sciences Division
LAW Law Library
LA Library of Congress Adams Building
LC Library of Congress
LCSH Library of Congress subject headings
LCSH Library of Congress Subject Headings (Red Books)
LH&G Local History and Genealogy Reading Room
LJ Library of Congress Jefferson Building
LM Library of Congress Madison Building
MBRS Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
MCAT Main Card Catalog
MicRR Microform Reading Room
MRR Main Reading Room
MRR Alc Main Reading Room alcoves
MRR Biog Main Reading Room biography alcoves
MRR Ref Desk Main Reading Room reference desk area
MSS Manuscript Division
MUS Music Division
N&CPR Newspaper and Current Periodical Room
News MF Newspaper microfilm
PARR Performing Arts Reading Room
P&P Prints and Photographs Division or Prints and Photographs Reading Room
PPOC Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
RBSC Rare Book and Special Collections Division or Rare Book and Special Collections Reading Room
Rare Book Ref Rare Book and Special Collections Division reference collections
SciRR Science Reading Room
ST&B Science, Technology, and Business Division or
Science and Business Reading Room
(BusRR and SciRR are abbreviations also used in this site)


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