Organization of Materials

  • PB
    Paperbacks
    • Fiction books in paperback
    • binding arranged alphabetically by the author's last name.
    • Located on right wall of print collection
       
    SC Story Collection
    Fiction short story
    • Fiction short story
    • collections arranged alphabetically by the author's last name.
    • Located on right wall of fiction collection.
       
    YA
    Young Adult
    • Realistic fiction for the mature teenage reader
       
    Fic
    Fiction
    • Classic and contemporary novels
    • arranged alphabetically by the author's last name.
    • Located on back & right wall of print collection.
       
    001-999
    Non-Fiction
    • Informational books
    • Arranged by subject according to the Dewey Decimal Classification
       
    92 / 920
    Biography
    • Book-length Histories of a person's life
    • Arranged alphabetically by the subject (person)
       
    Prof
    Professional
    • Curriculum resources
    • Arranged by the Dewey Decimal Classification
       
    Ref
    Reference
    • Single and multi-volume books consulted for fasts and information
    • Arranged by the Dewey Decimal Classification
       
    Mag
    Magazines
    • Three day circulation
       
    Literary Criticism
    • Three day circulation
       
    Special Collections
    • Non-circulating Periodicals, Career Pamphlets, Newspapers, local regional newspaper, The Pocono Record
       
    AUD
    Audio Books
    • Talking books on cassette or cd.
    • Can be non-fiction or fiction.
    • Located in Reference print collection area.
       
    Restricted
    • Non-circulating materials

    Dewey Decimal System

    The Dewey Decimal System is a categorization of books broken down by type and then specific (i.e. Religion, then Christianity). This allows people looking for a group of books similar to each other to have them close at hand, not scattered around the library

    000 Generalities 100 Psychology 200 Religion
    300 Social Science 400 Language 500 Natural Science & Mathematics
    600 Technology (applied sciences) 700 The Arts 800 Literature & Rhetoric
    900 Geography & History    

    The Dewey Browse

    Click the above link to view websites organized by the Dewey Decimal System! (Created and Maintained by Gail Shea Grainger)