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 World Bank Depository Library

  • Books in the GENERAL COLLECTION have no placemark on their call numbers. 

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