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Linden Hall Library: Shelve Books

Dewey Decimal System

The Linden Hall Library organizes books using the Dewey Decimal system. The system categorizes nonfiction books by subject. All nonfiction books are given a number, and the library is organized in such a way that all books in the same subject can be found in the same general area.

000–099, General Works

100–199, Philosophy & Psychology
200–299, Religion
300–399, Social Sciences
400–499, Languages, Dictionaries
500–599, Natural Sciences & Mathematics
600–699, Technology & Inventions
700–799, Arts (Architecture, Painting, Photography, Theatre, etc.)
800–899, Literature, Plays, Poetry, Literary Cricitism
900–999, Geography, History, Collective Biography
B, Biography
FIC, Fiction
GN, Graphic Novels



Shelving Tutorial

Shelving Checklist

  • Check call numbers around the book being shelved
  • Bring all books to the edge of the shelf
  • If the shelf is too full, shift the books to make more space. Please make sure to keep the books in order.
  • Make sure each shelf has a bookend
  • If you are not sure where a book belongs, ask Mrs. Rhoades