Finding Books in the Library
In the Library, books and other materials are arranged on the shelves
in a subject order according to the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme.
This scheme organises knowledge into ten broad areas. Find out more about the Dewey scheme by viewing the tutorial below:
These games test your understanding of the Dewey scheme. See how quickly you can find your way around the Library to locate a book:
Now try this - the game doesn't end until all of the books are in the right order ...
Still want to know more about Dewey? This short tutorial explains what the numbers mean and why libraries use schemes like Dewey to arrange their books.
for Finding Books
Books on broad subjects have shorter numbers, while those on more specific topics have longer numbers.
The class number or shelfmark is shown on the spine of each book, so that it can be located in the Library.
Books on the same subject will have the same shelfmark on their spine and will be shelved in the same area of the Library.