Dewey Decimal System

The Public Library of Westland uses the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) System to classify our non-fiction materials. Below is an overview of the DDC.

000 | 100 | 200 | 300 | 400 | 500 | 600 | 700 | 800 | 900

000: Computer science, information & general works

  • 010: Bibliography
  • 020: Library and information sciences
  • 030: Encyclopedias and books of facts
  • 040: [Unassigned]
  • 050: Magazines, journals & serials
  • 060: Associations, organizations & museums
  • 070: News media, journalism, & publishing
  • 080: Quotations
  • 090: Manuscripts and rare books
  • The 000s in more detail

100: Philosophy

  • 110: Metaphysics
  • 120: Epistemology
  • 130: Parapsychology and occultism
  • 140: Philosophical schools of thought
  • 150: Psychology
  • 160: Logic
  • 170: Ethics
  • 180: Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
  • 190: Modern western philosophy
  • The 100s in more detail

200: Religion

  • 210: Philosophy and theory of religion
  • 220: The Bible
  • 230: Christianity & Christian theology
  • 240: Christian practice & observance
  • 250: Christian orders and the local church
  • 260: Christian organization, social work & worship
  • 270: History of Christianity and Christian Church
  • 280: Christian denominations
  • 290: Other Religions
  • The 200s in more detail

300: Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

  • 310: Statistics
  • 320: Political science
  • 330: Economics
  • 340: Law
  • 350: Public administration and military science
  • 360: Social problems and services
  • 370: Education
  • 380: Commerce, communications & transportation
  • 390: Customs, etiqutte & folklore
  • The 300s in more detail

400: Language

  • 410: Linguistics
  • 420: English and Old English
  • 430: German and related languages
  • 440: French and related languages
  • 450: Italian, Romanian and related languages
  • 460: Spanish & Portuguese languages
  • 470: Latin and Italic languages
  • 480: Classical and modern Greek languages
  • 490: Other Languages
  • The 400s in more detail

500: Science

  • 510: Mathematics
  • 520: Astronomy
  • 530: Physics
  • 540: Chemistry
  • 550: Earth sciences and geology
  • 560: Fossils and prehistoric life
  • 570: Life Sciences; biology
  • 580: Plants (Botany)
  • 590: Animals (Zoology)
  • The 500s in more detail

600: Technology

  • 610: Medicine and health
  • 620: Engineering
  • 630: Agriculture
  • 640: Home and family management
  • 650: Management and public relations
  • 660: Chemical engineering
  • 670: Manufacturing
  • 680: Manufacture for specific uses
  • 690: Building and construction
  • The 600s in more detail

700: Arts

  • 710: Landscaping and area planning
  • 720: Architecture
  • 730: Sculpture, ceramics & metalwork
  • 740: Drawing and decorative arts
  • 750: Painting
  • 760: Graphic arts
  • 770: Photography and computer art
  • 780: Music
  • 790: Sports, games & entertainment
  • The 700s in more detail

800: Literature, rhetoric & criticism

  • 810: American literature in English
  • 820: English and Old English literatures
  • 830: German and related literatures
  • 840: French and related literatures
  • 850: Italian, Romanian and related literatures
  • 860: Spanish and Portuguese literatures
  • 870: Latin and Italic literatures
  • 880: Classical and modern Greek literatures
  • 890: Other literatures
  • The 800s in more detail

900: History and geography

  • 910: Geography and travel
  • 920: Biography and geneaology
  • 930: History of ancient world (to ca. 499)
  • 940: History of Europe
  • 950: History of Asia
  • 960: History of Africa
  • 970: History of North America
  • 980: History of South America
  • 990: History of Other Areas
  • The 900s in more detail

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