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Library Catalog



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Browse the Collection

The items in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find items related to Political Science, Government, and Law. 

Political Science JA1 - JA92 Political Theory JC11 - JC 605
Legislation JF491 - JF 619 Political Rights JF 789 - JF1177
US Government JF 2011 - JF2112 US Political Rights JK1717 - JK 2217
US Political Parties JK 2255 - JK2391 US State Government JK 2403 - JK9593
Local Government JS300 - JS1583 International Law JZ5 - JZ6530
US Law KF1 - K9827 Texas Law KFT1201 - KF1799

Explore Subject Headings

To browse the LSC-Montgomery Library collection by subject heading, click on the links below:

Tips: If you are searching the library catalog and find a something that is relevant to your topic, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Remove the "Location: LSC-Montgomery Library" limit in the catalog to browse all of the resources available in the system.

Reading Call Numbers

Items in the library are organized by call number. The call number is like an address for the item and allows you to quickly locate items. The call number for each item is listed in its record in the Library Catalog. 

Anatomy of a Call Number

BA 276 .O89 1998
Complete call number. The first two letters correspond to the subject area; look for these first. Read the numbers before the dot as a whole number. A letter follows the dot and the numbers after the dot are read as a decimal. This is the year the item was published.


  • Items marked as "REF" are for in-library use only, but there are copiers and scanners available. Copies cost $.10 a page. Scanners are free to use, but remember to bring a USB to save your files.
  • The record will indicate if the item is in a special collection. Items in a special collection are shelved together and are not apart of the regular collection. Lone Star College-Montgomery library has special collection areas for Music, Foreign Language, Leisure Reading, the Student Success and Career Collection, Periodicals, and the Children's Collection.