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Library of Congress Cutter Table

(Updated Cutter table adapted from Subject Cataloging Manual: Shelflisting instruction sheet G 60, August, 2002. Table is unchanged but can now be found in Classification and Shelflisting Manual, instruction sheet G63, 2008 ed.)

After initial vowels:

2nd letter b d l,m n p r s,t u-y
use number: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

After the initial letter S:

2nd letter a ch e h,i m-p t u w-z
use number: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

After the initial letter Qu:

3rd letter a e i o r t y
use number: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

for names beginning Qa-Qt use: 2-29

After other initial consonants:

2nd letter a e i o r u y
use number: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

When an additional number is preferred:

3rd letter a-d e-h i-l m-o p-s t-v w-z
use number: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Translation Cuttering

(Adapted from the Revised Tables for Book Numbers: Cataloging Service Bulletin no. 3, Winter, 1979.)

Add one (1) digit to last cutter number for works with two cutters, and add two (2) digits to cutter number for works with one (1) cutter number.

The numbers listed below represent the following languages into which the work has been translated:

Add TO SINGLE CUTTER
13 English
14 French
15 German
16 Italian
17 Russian
18 Spanish
Add TO DOUBLE CUTTER
3 English
4 French
5 German
6 Italian
7 Russian
8 Spanish


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