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Call Numbers Books are organized in a system called the Dewey Decimal System This system of numbers was invented by Melvil Dewey Call Numbers are the book’s address- where it lives on the library shelf
Call Numbers for Fiction Books F or FIC = Fiction COL = Collins (The first 3 letters of the author’s last name ) Sometimes a label is added to represent genre (Sci Fi, Mystery)
Call Numbers for Non-Fiction Books This set of numbers is the numerical “address” or Dewey Decimal category These letters indicate the first 3 letters of the author’s last name or the first 3 letters in the Title
Non-Fiction Categories 000 Computer Science & General Works 100 Philosophy & Psychology Religion Social Science Language Science & Math Technology The Arts & Sports Literature Geography O3o Reference: Encyclopedia 920 Biography
Finding a Book at Bayshore 1. Browse the shelves 2. Use the online catalog Type in www.middletownk12.org Type Destiny
Prepared by L. Ligo, LMS Library Media Center Bayshore Middle School