The Dewey Decimal classification system groups together books on similar subjects by call numbers.
There are 10 Dewey Decimal call number classifications.
The 700's are broken down as follows:
All parts of a call number are important!
Make sure you write down the whole number!
Let's dissect this call number: 741.64 A5, H899s
A5: In the 700 section you might see an A with a number right after it. This is a system unique to our library. It designates time.
There may be some additional information attached to a call number.
For example: Q 728.0942 L346i, 1904 v.1
So how do you find books on the shelves?
Let’s use 741.64 A5, H899s Steel-engraved Book Illustration in England by Basil Hunnisett as an example.
The call # will be on the spine of the item.
Break the number down from left to right in chunks: 741 . 64 A5, H899 s
DVDs, 'zines, magazines, children's books, Special Collections, pop-up books, and oversize books have special locations in the library.
REMEMBER! If you can't find an item on the shelf, ask a staff member to help!