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Welcome to Liverpool Public Library

How to Find a Nonfiction Book

How To Find A Nonfiction Book

Nonfiction books are arranged on the shelves in numerical order according to the Dewey
Decimal Classification system. This system divides books into ten major number divisions.

The major classifications are listed below with some example subject categories featured.

000 - 099 General Works

  • 004 computer hardware
  • 004.67 Internet
  • 005 computer programs
  • 006.6 computer graphics

100 - 199 Philosophy

  • 133 supernatural
  • 133.5 astrology
  • 150 psychology
  • 155-158 self-improvement
  • 170 ethics

200 - 299 Religion

  • 220 Bible
  • 242 prayers
  • 292 mythology

300 - 399 Social Sciences

  • 301 sociology
  • 306.89 divorce
  • 320 political science
  • 331.128 resumes
  • 331.7 career guides
  • 332 personal finance
  • 333.338 house selling
  • 333.7 energy/natural resources
  • 336.24 income tax
  • 340 law
  • 346.73 living trusts
  • 351.3 civil service exams
  • 355 military science
  • 370 education
  • 378 college guides
  • 391 costumes
  • 395 etiquette

400 - 499 Language

  • 423 English dictionaries
  • 425 grammar
  • 428.2 English grammar
  • 428.24 English as a Second Language
  • 430-499 foreign languages

500 - 599 Natural Sciences

  • 510 math
  • 520 astronomy
  • 530 physics
  • 540 chemistry
  • 550 earth sciences
  • 570 biology
  • 590 zoology

600 - 699 Technology

  • 610-618 medicine
  • 613.7 fitness
  • 615.1 drugs,
  • 616 diseases,
  • 620 engineering
  • 628.5 pollution
  • 629.287 automobile repair
  • 629.4 astronautics
  • 635 gardening
  • 636.7 dogs
  • 641.5 cookbooks
  • 643.12 house buying & selling
  • 643.7 & 690 home improvement
  • 649 parenting
  • 650.14 job hunting
  • 658 business
  • 658.022 small business
  • 658.041 home business,
  • 658.1522 business financing
  • 684.08 woodworking

700 - 799 Arts

  • 712 landscape design
  • 720 architecture
  • 728.3 house plans
  • 737.4 coin collecting,
    741 drawing
  • 741.5 cartoons
  • 745.1 antiques
  • 745.5 crafts
  • 747 interior decoration
  • 751 painting techniques
  • 759 painters
  • 769.56 stamp collecting
  • 770 photography
  • 780 music
  • 791.4 movies
  • 793.21 children's parties
  • 794 board games
  • 796 sports

800 - 899 Literature

  • 808.02 term papers,
  • 808.027 style manuals
  • 808.51 public speaking
  • 808.83 short stories
  • 811 American poetry
  • 812 American drama
  • 821 English poetry
  • 822.33 Shakespeare


900 - 999 Geography & History

  • 912 atlases & maps
  • 914 European travel
  • 917.3 U.S. travel
  • 920 biography (more than one individual in the book)
  • 929 genealogy,
  • 929.44 baby names,
  • 929.6 heraldry
  • 938 Ancient Greece
  • 940 European history
  • 940.3 World War I
  • 940.53 World War II
  • 959.7 Vietnam
  • 970.1 North American Indians
  • 973 U.S. history
  • 973.7 Civil War
  • 974.7 New York State history

BIO biography (alphabetical by whom the book is about.) Located after the 900's.


Alphabetical Order With Call Numbers
 
A    astronautics 629.4; antiques 745.1; architecture 720; astrology 133.5; astronomy 520; atlases 912; automobile repair 629.287

B    baby names 929.44; Bible 220; biography (individual) BIO; biography (more than one individual) 920; biology 570; business 658; business financing 658.1522

C    career guides 331.7; cartoons 741.5; chemistry 540; children's parties 793.21; civil service exams 351.3; Civil War 973.7; coin collecting 737.4; college guides 378; computer graphics 006.6; computer hardware 004; computer programs 005; cookbooks 641.5; costumes 391; crafts 745.5

D    dictionaries, English 423; diseases 616; divorce 306.89; dogs 636.7; drama, American 812; drawing 741; drugs 615.1

E    earth sciences 550; education 370; engineering 620; energy/natural resources 333.7;
    English as 2nd language 428.24; ethics 170; etiquette 395

F    finance, personal 332; fitness 613.7; foreign languages 430-499

G    games, board 794; gardening 635; genealogy 929; grammar 425; grammar, English 428.2; Greece, Ancient 938

H    heraldry 929.6; history, European 940; history, New York State 974.7; history, U.S. 973; home business 658.041; home improvement 643.7 & 690; house buying & selling 643.12; house plans 728.3; house selling 333.338

I    income tax 336.24; Indians, North American, 970.1; interior decoration 747; Internet 004.67

J    job hunting 650.14

L    landscape design 712; law 340; living trusts 346.73

M    maps 912; math 510; medicine 610-618; military science 355; movies 791.4; music 780; mythology 292

N    New York State - see history, New York State.

P    painters 759; painting techniques 751; parenting 649; photography 770; physics 530; poetry, American 811; poetry, English 821; political science 320; pollution 628.5; prayers 242; psychology 150; public speaking 808.51

R    radio programs 791.4; resumes 331.128

S    self-improvement 155-158; Shakespeare 822.33; short stories 808.83, small business 658.022; sociology 301; sports 796; stamp collecting 769.56; style manuals 808.027; supernatural 133

T    television programs 791.4; term papers 808.02; travel, European 914; travel, U.S. 917.3

U    United States - see history, U.S. and travel, U.S.

V    Vietnam 959.7

W    woodworking 684.08; World War I 940.3; World War II 940.53

Z    zoology 590