Navigating Our Collection

All fiction books in our collection are organized alphabetically by the author's last name, then by the title of the book (if the author has multiple books).  The call number, located on the spine of the book, for adult books will start with "FIC."

Books with call numbers that begin with a "J” are geared towards readers ages 0-12 and are found in the Youth Room.  Books that begin with "YA" are geared towards ages 13-18 are in the Young Adult, or "YA," section of the Youth Room.

We use the Dewey Decimal Classification System to organize our non-fiction books.   The Dewey Decimal System organizes information into 10 broad areas, which are broken into smaller and more defined topics.  Different topics are assigned numbers, known as "call numbers."  For example, "Tigers" are given the number 599.756. To see what books we currently have available about tigers, go to the nonfiction shelves and find the books that have that number on their spine label.

If you have any questions, just let us know!

000-099 Computer Science: Information & General Works Journalism, News Media, Computer Programming, Internet

100-199 Philosophy & Psychology: Space, Time, Dreams, Paranormal

200-299 Religion: Good & Evil, Humanities, God, Theology, Mythology

300-399 Social Sciences: Family Life, Finance, Law, Military, Civil Service Test, Etiquette, Education, True Crime, Social Problems, Folklore

400-499 Language: Languages & Dictionaries

500-599 Natural Sciences & Mathematics: Natural Science, Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Zoology

600-699 Technology(Applied Sciences): Technology, Inventions, Engineering, Medicine, Health, Fitness, Agriculture, Pets, Gardening, Home Economics, Child Rearing, Cookbooks, Business, Accounting, Manufacturing, Automotive Repair, Woodworking

700-799 Arts & Recreation: The Arts, Music, Dramatic Art, Performing Art, Sports, Photography, Art History, Crafts, Collectibles

800-899 Literature & Rhetoric: Poetry, Letters, Essays, Plays, Humor, Speeches, English Literature, Style Manuals, Shakespeare

900-999 History & Geography: World History, American History, Geography, Ancient History, Travel, World War I, World War II, Asian History, African History

92A – 92Z Biography: Biographies