The Dewey Decimal Classification System 

    The library adopts the Dewey Decimal Classification System in organizing its resources. This system of classification is a method of putting non-fiction books in order on the shelves. Melvil Dewey created this system in 1876. These are ten classes or divisions in the system. Each division holds books about the same subject. The ten divisions are shown below. Books in the library are color-coded for easy retrieval. The following are the colors assigned each class.

 

 

TEN MAIN DIVISIONS AND THEIR COLOR

Classification Number

CLASSES

COLOR CODE

000-099
GENERALITIES

 

100-199
PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY

 

200-299
RELIGION

 

300-399
SOCIAL SCIENCES

 

400-499
LANGUAGE

 

500-599
PURE SCIENCES

 

600-699
APPLIED SCIENCES

 

700-799
THE ARTS

 

800-899
LITERATURE AND RHETORICS

 

900-999
HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY