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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.


Instruction

Newman Library semester hours

Sun: opens at 9 a.m.*
Mon-Thur: open 24 hours*
Fri: closes at 8 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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

 

 

Art + Architecture Library spring hours

Sun: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Current semester hours