Our non-Dewey catalog system
Why did we decide to go non-Dewey?
How many library patrons know the Dewey system?
Is the Dewey decimal system user friendly?
What do those numbers mean?
How many feet do you walk before you forget the call number?
The Dewey decimal system is 136 years old. We thought it was time for something new in our renovated building!
We wanted a system that was user friendly, easy to use with logical subjects and topics
We divided our collection into different Topic areas and color coded them:
Body & Soul is lavender and includes beauty, health, religion, philosophy, psychology and self-help
Home is pink and contains cooking, entertaining, crafts, gardening, decorating and more
Arts & Literature has art, architecture, music, movies, drama, poetry, essays, criticism and more
Travel is yellow
Sports & Recreation are dark green and includes sports, games, trivia and more
Science, Nature and Technology is orange and includes animals, pets, environment, computers, transportation and more
Business & Education is light blue and includes business, job hunting, law, real estate, college directories, test-prep and more
Political & Social Science is dark blue and includes politics, government, civil rights, true crime and much more
Biography & History is red