Classification and Arrangement of Books

Topics: Dewey Decimal Classification, Library, Library of Congress Pages: 3 (286 words) Published: February 10, 2014
Classification & Arrangement of Books

The Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme

Books are arranged on the shelves according to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), which groups the fields of knowledge into 10 main classes, namely:

000 – 099
General works
100 – 199
Philosophy and related fields
200 – 299
Religion
300 – 399
Social sciences
400 – 499
Languages
500 – 599
Pure Sciences
600 – 699
Applied sciences (Technology)
700 – 799
Fine Arts
800 – 899
Literature
900 – 999
History, geography, biography

Arrangement of Books 

Non-fiction books  are arranged on the shelves from left to right, top to bottom, according to the following: 1. Class numerically according to DDC number
2. Same class number
3. Alphabetically by title, if with the same class and author number Fiction books  (Novels particularly in pocket books) have no class numbers. They are alphabetically arranged on the shelves by author numbers.

Location Symbols for Library Resources
ADB
Asian Development Bank Depository Library
AL
Accountancy Section
AR
Archives Collection on rare materials/Cagayan Valley & Cordillera Regions AR (CICM)
Archives Collection on CICM
AR (NV)
Archives Collection on Nueva Vizcaya
AR (SMU)
Archives Collection on SMU
BUS/COM
Business Section
CD
CD Resources Section
EL
Engineering/Architecture Section
F
Filipiniana Collection
FC
Fiction Collection
IDc
Instituto de Cervantes Corner
IT
Information Technology Section
LAW
Law Library
NL
Health Sciences Section
POP ED
Population Education Corner
PR
Periodicals Section
PROF ED
Professional Education Corner
R
Reference Section
R (STAT)
Philippine Statistics Corner
SCI/MATH
Science/Mathematics Section
SDC
Saint Dominic Collection
SPAG
School of Public Administration & Governance Section
T
Theses/Dissertations Section
Ta
Thesis Abstract
TS
Theology/Philosophy Section
U
Undergraduate Thesis Collection
UN
United Nations Depository Library
WB...
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