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Dewey Decimal System


To locate an item in the library refer to its call number. The call numbers are based on the Dewey Decimal System which organizes subjects into 10 broad areas, which are subdivided further into smaller topics. Here is a list of the Dewey Decimal System's 10 subject areas.

 

000 General Knowledge

Almanacs, Encyclopedias, Libraries, Museums, Newspapers ...

 

100 Psychology and Philosophy

Death & Dying, Ethics, Feelings, Logic, Making Friends, Optical Illusions, Superstitions ...

 

200 Religions and Mythology

Amish, Bible Stories, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Quakers, Shakers ...

 

300 Social Sciences and Folklore

Careers, Customs, Environment, Families, Government, Manners, Money, Recycling ...

 

400 Languages and Grammar

Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Sign Language, Spanish ...

 

500 Math and Science

Animals, Biology, Chemistry, Dinosaurs, Fish, Geology, Insects, Physics, Planets, Plants ...

 

600 Medicine and Technology

Computers, Engineering, Farming, Health, Human Body, Manufacturing, Nutrition ...

 

700 Arts & Recreation

Architecture, Crafts, Drawing, Games, Jokes, Music, Puppets, Songbooks, Sports ...

 

800 Literature

Children's Literature, Plays, Poetry, Shakespeare, Writing ...

 

900 Geography and History

Biographies, Countries, Native Americans, States, Travel, Wars ...

 

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