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Foreign Languages: Find Books

Resources for the study of foreign languages and literatures.

How to request library items - COVID protocol

Our collections are not open for general browsing, but we can pull any resources you wish and place them on hold for you to pick up at the main service.

Searching the Catalog

A library’s catalog will give you a listing of all the books, journals, and other resources owned by the library.  It will tell you what is available both online and on the shelves.  Be sure to note the location, call number and whether or not the item is checked out.  

Library of Congress call numbers

P = Language and Literature
Find books on the library shelves by browsing the Library of Congress call numbers.

PC2001-3761 - French Language
PQ1-3999 - French Literature
PC4001-4977 - Spanish Language
PQ6001-8289 - Spanish Literature
PF3001-5999 - German Language
PL1001-3208 - Chinese Language
                                     and Literature
PL3301-3311 - Non-Chinese languages
                                      of China 

Catalog Search Tip

Find a book related to your topic. Click on the title, then browse the Subjects links included in the record to “find more like this one”.   Once you click on a Subjects link, you will be taken to a list of all the items in the catalog that share that subject heading. 

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Subject Guide

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Beth Carpenter
Transylvania University Library
300 N. Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

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Helen Bischoff (she/her)
Transylvania University Library
300 N. Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797