What types of books are ineligible for a Library of Congress Control Number?
The Library of Congress sets strict guidelines about which books may receive a Library of Congress Control Number.
According to the Library of Congress, the following types of books are ineligible for an LCCN:
Books which do not list a U.S. city as place of publication on the title page or copyright page
eBooks (electronic books)
Items under 50 pages, except for genealogies and children’s literature
Religious instructional materials: materials for classes at all grade levels, vacation Bible school materials, confirmation studies, etc.
Expendable educational materials: laboratory manuals, teachers’ manuals, programmed instruction test sheets, workbooks, activity books, etc.
Transitory or consumable materials: trade catalogs, telephone books, calendars, coloring books, comic books, cutout books, etc.
Translations, except Spanish
Textbooks below the college level
For a complete list of which types of books are ineligible for an LCCN, visit the Library of Congress website.