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Dewey Decimal Classification System

Library classification system devised by Melvil Dewey in 1873 which divides knowledge into 10 main categories or classes: 

  1. General works
  2. Philosophy
  3. Religion
  4. Sociology
  5. Philology
  6. Natural science
  7. Useful arts
  8. Fine arts
  9. Literature
  10. History

These ten classes have further subdivisions which are indicated by decimal notations. Many school and public libraries use this system.



Newman Library fall hours

Sun: opens at 9:00am*
Mon-Thur: open 24 hours*
Fri: closes at 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00a. - 8:00pm

* During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.

Current semester hours

NVC Resource Center fall hours

Sun: Closed
Mon-Thu: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Fri: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Current semester hours

Veterinary Medicine Library fall hours

Sun, Nov 15: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Mon-Thu, Nov 16-19: 7:30am - 11:00pm
Fri, Nov 20: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Sat, Nov 21: Closed

Current semester hours