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History: Find Books

Browse Books by Library of Congress Classification

The library's print collection is organized by the Library of Congress Classification scheme.  To browse the Hostos library for books on history, see the below call numbers.

D History of Europe

DA Great Britain.
DAW Central Europe.
DB Austria. Liechtenstein. Hungary. Czechoslovakia.
DC France. Andorra. Moaco.
DD Germany.
DE Greco-Roman World.
DG Italy. Malta.
DH Low Countries. Benelux Countries.
DJ Netherlands (Holland).
DJK          Eastern Europe (General).
DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics. Poland.
DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia.
DP Spain. Portugal.
DQ Switzerland.
DR Balkan Peninsula. Turkey.


Asia, Africa, & Australia

DT Africa
DU Oceania

E & F American History

E               America. United States.
F United States Local History. Canada. Latin America. 

Find Books

Library Catalog

Click on the Library catalog link above to search for a book. 

  • To search for a book at Hostos and other CUNY schools select the library from the list on the right-hand side of the catalog. 
  • You can search by Title or Author if you are looking for a specific book
  • For a Title search, exclude articles The and A
  • An Author search should follow this format: Last name, First name
  • Alternatively you can do an All Fields or Subject search for books on a topic. 
  • Then click the Search button
  • Depending on what type of search you executed, click on the TitleAuthor, or Subject of the book you are interested in finding





  • The record, or the book's descriptive information, will then display.  Click on Location and Call number (Blue Box) 



  • The next screen will give you the books location, call number, and status
  • The three Locations are: Stacks (circulates), Reference (library use only), or Reserves (two hour loan period)
  • The Call Number is a unique alpha-numeric number you will need to locate the book in the library
  • Regular Loan indicates the book is available to check-out.
  • If there is a date and time under the Due Date field, the book is currently checked-out


History Reference Sources