Answered By: Kylie McMartin
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2024     Views: 12

New books and periodicals are located on a display on the 1st floor.

Books with a Dewey number ranging from 001 to 499 are located on the 2nd floor.

Books with a Dewey number ranging from 500 to 999 and the Law Collection, books with 340 to 349, are located on the 3rd floor. 

Call numbers can be broken down in order of importance as follows:

LAW 346.1210941 WALD

576.82 DARW BROW

  • Purple: Signifies the collection of the item - either blank, LAW (340-349 found in the Law Collection) or various letter eg A (820-830 found in the Main Collection)
  • Red - General subject matter in numerical order from 001 to 999
    • Books with a Dewey number ranging from 001 to 499 are located on the 2nd floor.
    • Books with a Dewey number ranging from 500 to 999 and the Law Collection, books with 340 to 349, are located on the 3rd floor. 

  • Green - Specific subject matter in numerical order from blank to 999...

  • Orange - Author in alphabetical order

Dewey Decimal
Classification Divisions (general subject matter)
000 Generalities
010 Bibliographies
020 Library & information sciences
030 Encyclopaedias & books of facts
040 Unassigned
050 Magazines, journals & serials
060 Associations, organisations & museums
070 New media, journalism & publishing
080 Quotations
090 Manuscripts & rare books
100 Philosophy
110 Metaphysics
120 Epistemology
130 Parapsychological schools of thought
140 Specific philosophical schools
150 Psychology
160 Logic
170 Ethics
180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
190 Modern western philosophy
200 Religion
210 Philosophy & theory of religion
220 The Bible
230 Christianity & Christian theology
240 Christian practice & observance
250 Christian pastoral practice & religious orders
260 Christian organizations, social work & worship
270 History of Christianity
280 Christian denominations
290 Other religions
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
310 Statistics
320 Political science
330 Economics
340 Law
350 Public administration & military science
360 Social problems & social services
370 Education
380 Commerce, communications & transport
390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
400 Language
410 Linguistics
420 English & old English languages
430 Germanic & related languages
440 French & related languages
450 Italian & related languages
460 Spanish, Portuguese & related languages
470 Latin & related languages
480 Classical & modern Greek languages
490 Other languages
500 Science
510 Mathematics
520 Astronomy
530 Physics
540 Chemistry
550 Earth sciences & geology
560 Fossils & prehistoric life
570 Life sciences: biology
580 Plants (Botany)
590 Animals (Zoology)
600 Technology
610 Medicine & health
620 Engineering
630 Agriculture
640 Home & family management
650 Business, management & accounting
660 Chemical engineering
670 Manufacturing
680 Manufacturing for specific uses
690 Buildings & construction
700 Arts
710 Landscaping & area planning
720 Architecture
730 Sculpture, ceramics & metalwork
740 Drawing & decorative arts
750 Painting
760 Graphic arts
770 Photography & computer arts
780 Music
790 Sports, games & entertainment
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism
810 American literature in English
820 English & old English literatures
830 German & related literatures
840 French & related literatures
850 Italian, Romanian & related literatures
860 Spanish, Portuguese & related literatures
870 Latin, Italic & related literatures
880 Classical & modern Greek literatures
890 Other literatures
900 History
910 Geography & travel
920 Biography & genealogy
930 History of Ancient world (to ca. 499)
940 History of Europe
950 History of Asia
960 History of Africa
970 History of North America
980 History of South America
990 History of other area

 

 

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