Answered By: Fozia Mahmood
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2023     Views: 7

Understanding Dewey: how do you read it?

Most of the books in our library are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System.  With each number, the book is sorted more specifically into subject area. We refer to this number as the shelf/call number.

To find a book using the Dewey Decimal System:



If you read the shelf numbers one digit at a time, you will be able to locate your book with ease.


Finding Resources: how to find your book

Books can be found on all three floors in the library (+ basement!)


All floors have a Yellow, Orange and Blue zone (Floor 3 also has a Pink zone!). Blue and Orange zones are in the silent study areas.


The signs at the end of each row show the range of books available in that area. Some stacks are moveable via the handles (make sure to lock them when using)



(Books are shelved from left to right and run from top to bottom!)



Please do NOT attempt to re-shelve a book when you are done with it.
Instead, place it on the trolley by the stairs found on each floor.



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