Dewey Decimal System
What It Does
The Dewey Decimal System of Classification helps you know how to find a nonfiction area to browse without asking for help. Nonfiction has 10 main Dewey categories.
Please note: Biographies are separate from the books with Dewey classification numbers, and are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the person the book is written about.
Fiction books are also separate, and are shelved alphabetically by the last name of the author.
Each category has 10 levels.
000 Generalities (Encyclopedias, etc.)
100 Philosophy & Psychology
300 Social Sciences
500 Natural Sciences & Mathematics
600 Applied Sciences & Technology
700 The Arts
900 Geography & History
For More Information
If you have any questions. please contact a librarian at the Hampton Public Library via (757) 727-1154.