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American Literature

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Book Collections

Print books are shelved upstairs in the Library by subject area. Each book has a label attached to the spine with an alphanumeric code, known as the call number The following suggests the call number ranges for this class:

PS American Literature
PS 1 - 3576 American Literature
PS 126 - 138 Biography, memoirs, letters, etc.                               
PS 147 - 152 Women authors
PS 163 - 173 Treatment of special subjects, classes
PS 185 - 231 By period (17th-21st centuries)
PS 241 - 286 Special regions, states, etc.
PS 301 - 326 Critical and historical works: Poetry
PS 330 - 353 Critical and historical works: Drama
PS 360 - 380 Critical and historical works: Prose
PS 370 - 380 Critical and historical works: Prose fiction
PS 400 - 408.2 Oratory
PS 409  Diaries
PS 410 - 419 Letters
PS 420 - 429 Essays
PS 430 - 439 Wit and humor; Satire
PS 451 - 478 Folk literature 
PS 490 Juvenile literature (General)
PS 501 - 689 Collections of American literature
PS 700 - 3576 Individual authors
PS 700 - 893 Colonial period (17th and 18th centuries)
PS 991 - 3390 19th century
PS 3500 - 3549 1900-1960
PS 3550 - 3576 1961-2000
PS 3600 - 3626 2001-Present

The Library has six eBook collections from NC Live. You can access these collections off-campus using your email username and password. The collections most relevant for your needs are:

Book Services

You have several options if we do not own a book you need.

Not sure which option you should choose? Call us during the day at (910) 410-1749 or during the night at (910) 410-1753 for advice from a librarian. Email us anytime at libref@richmondcc.edu.