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Spanish Language and Literature: Finding Spanish Language Books

Subject Headings

Books are organized in Library of Congress (LC) number order.

DP 1-402: History of Spain (3rd Floor)

DP 501-900.22 History of Portugal (3rd Floor)

F 1201-3799 History of Latin America (3rd Floor)

PC 4001-4077 Spanish Language (4th Floor)

PC 5001-5498 Portuguese Language (4th Floor)

PQ 6001-8929 Spanish Literature (4th Floor)

PQ 9000-9999 Portuguese Literature (4th Floor)

PQ 9500-9698.436 Brazilian Literature (4th Floor)

Spanish Language Literature

Finding Spanish Books at the Mary & John Gray Library

Most Spanish language books are found in the PC4001-PC4977 and PQ6001-PQ8929 call numbers on the 4th floor of The Mary & John Gray Library.


Use a subject keyword search to find books about the literature of a Spanish Speaking country.  These are normally listed under the name of the country (written as an adjective), then specified by era.  

Example: Spanish Poetry 20th Century

Often the subheading "History and Criticism" is added for books that are primarily literary criticism. 

ExampleChilean Literature History And Criticism

Literary criticism of a specific author is usually listed under the author's name as a subject, followed by the subheading "Criticism and interpretation"

Example:  Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635 Criticism And Interpretation

How to Find Books 1 - Basic Searches


The online catalog includes many e-books. To access library e-books from off-campus, choose one of the e-book databases and log in with your LEA user-name and password:

eBooks on Ebscohost


Finding and Accessing Ebooks

Spanish and Latin American History