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Canadian literature classification schedules

The Canadian literature classification schedules are for use by professional cataloguers who work at libraries.

If you are looking for books and other materials by or about Canadian authors, please search the Library Catalogue or Ask a Librarian for assistance.
 

LC schedule LAC Subject SFU equivalent
PQ 3900-3919.2   Canadian Lit. in French PR 8900-9399
PR 8950-8967   English literature in Wales PR 8898
PR 9080 - 9088   Commonwealth lit. - general PR 8899
PR 9090-9177   English literature in Europe PR 6000 (general English lit.)
PR 9180-9199.3

 

 

 

 

 

PS 86xx = 21st cent

Canadian lit. in English 

18th century Individual Authors

19th century Individual Authors

20th century Individual Authors: A-D | E-I | J-M | N-R | S-Z

21st century Individual Authors: A-D | E-I | J-M | N-R | S-Z

 

PR 8900-9399
  PS8061-8227 Canadian Lit. History and criticism PR 8900-9092
    For all below - applied only to Commonwealth countries (see list below)  
PR 9200-9333   English lit. in Latin America PR 9399.01 - 9399.8
PR 9340-9348   English lit. in Africa (general) PR 9798-9799
PR 9350-9408   English lit. in Africa (individual countries) PR 9800-9898
PR 9410-9418   English lit. in Asia and Pacific area (general) PR 9698-9699
PR 9420-9570   English lit. in Asia (individual countries) PR 9700-9797
PR 9600-9619   English lit. in Australia PR 9400-9599.6
PR 9620-9639   English lit. in New Zealand

PR 9600-9696.6 (1900-1960)

PR 9696.8 (1961-2000)

PR 9696.82 (2001-)

PR 9645-9670   English lit in the Pacific Islands (general with Asia as above) PR 9698-9699
PR 9645-9670   English lit in Pacific Islands (individual countries) PR 9697
PR 9680   Other Islands Included in general Eng. lit.
  PS 8000-8599 LAC Canadian lit schedule to 20th century (individual authors) PR 8900 -9349
  PS 8600- 8626 LAC Canadian lit. schedule 21st century (individual authors) PR 9350 -9376
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cameroon
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Fiji Islands
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho *
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Swaziland
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Children's books classification at SFU

Formerly all children literature (picture books, etc.) were put in PZ, following LC practice, but with our own PZ table. Because the PZ section is getting too full, it was decided to class Canadian authors in the SFU Canadian lit. schedule.

  1. Any authors that are already established in our collection will stay with their established call numbers,  either PR etc. or PZ
  2. For new-to-the collection authors,
    1. for Canadian authors. Class in the SFU PR (Can. Lit.) range.
    2. for non-Canadian authors use the call number in the cataloguing copy or in the CIP,
      1. French language material with a PZ number should go in PZ 21-28 range if the author is NOT Canadian -- even if we have the English material in the PZ 5-10.