The Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN) is a serially based system of numbering cataloged records in the Library of Congress, in the United States. It is not related to the contents of any book, and should not be confused with Library of Congress Classification (LCC).
El Library of Congress Control Number (en castellano, ‘número de control de la Biblioteca del Congreso’), abreviado LCCN, es un sistema basado en números de serie para numerar los registros de catálogo de la Biblioteca del Congreso de Estados Unidos. Este sistema de numeración ha estado en uso desde 1898.
The Library of Congress Control Number is a number given to an item in the Library of Congress. It is used to identify items in the Library's collection. Each number is issued as part of a series. It is not based on a classification system. The numbering system began in 1898, and it was called the Library of Congress Card Number.
Preassigned Control Number Program (For Publishers, Library of Congress) Preassigned Control Number Program A Library of Congress catalog control number is a unique identification number that the Library of Congress assigns to the catalog record created for each book in its cataloged collections.
As is true of many similar libraries, the Library of Congress retains copies of every publication in the English language that is deemed significant. The Library of Congress states that its collection fills about 838 miles (1,349 km) of bookshelves and holds more than 167 million items with over 39 million books and other print materials.
- Onsite use only
- 173 million items
- April 24, 1800
- Washington, D.C.