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German Language and Literature


Books are labeled with Library of Congress call numbers, which group them by subject. The libray catalog provides unique call numbers for locating each book.

To search the catalog enter a word or short phrase below:


Most German language books are found in the PT1-PT4897 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 German Speaking country.  These are normally listed under the name of the country (written as an adjective), then specified by era.  

ExampleGerman Poetry 18th Century

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

Example:  Austrian 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:  Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832 Criticism And Interpretation

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

DD 1-905: History of Germany (3rd Floor)

DD 21.5-43 Description and Travel (3rd Floor)

DD 201-257.4 19th and 20th Century German History (3rd Floor)

PD 1-7159 German Language (4th Floor)

PT 1-4897 German Literature (4th Floor)

PT 1-80 German Literary History and Criticism (4th Floor)

PT 1100-1479 German Literature Collections (4th Floor)

PT 1501-2688 Individual German Authors or Works (4th Floor)


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:

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