Non-fiction

All our libraries hold extensive non-fiction collections for adults, young adults, and children. The collections are available as books (including large print), audiobooks, dvds, and ebooks.

Non-fiction books are shelved in numerical order using the Dewey Decimal Classification system e.g. 781.66. The number assigned to each item is shown on its spine.

The  Dewey Decimal System is a way of organising the universe of knowledge.

This system divides knowledge into ten main classes numbered from 000-900:

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