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The code tells us how to find books on the shelves. It is located on the spine of each book, close to the bottom.

The code has two parts:


1. Book Type:

E-Easy Reader or Picture Books

FIC-Fiction (stories or Novels)

Numbers-Nonfiction Books

    Nonfiction Categories:

    000’s General, Encyclopedias, Almanacs, etc.

    100’s Philosophy and Psychology

    200’s Religion

    300’s Social Sciences

    400’s Language

    500’s Natural Sciences and Mathematics

    600’s Technology (Applied Sciences)

    700’s The Arts

    800’s Literature and Rhetoric

    900’s Geography and History

    92 Biography


2. Author’'s Last Name:

Books are arranged (within each type) in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. To save space, only the first three letters of the name are used.


Crack the Code!

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