Are you interested in starting up a new hobby, learning something new, researching facts and history? Life-long learning is a wonderful thing and the Non-Fiction sections of the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library can help you! We offer non-fiction titles for adults and children, and young adults.
Pro tips about our Non-Fiction Collections:
- Loan period is 21 days.
- Renewal are allowed.
- Mixed in with our Non-Fiction Collection is the Reference Collection.
Reference books are “In Library Use Only” and have a yellow sticker with an “R” on the spine to differentiate them from regular Non-Fiction books.
- In the catalogue you can search by keyword, or by subject heading.
- If you do a keyword search and choose a title you can click the subject heading within the record to see more titles within the same subject, and see similar subjects listed.
Some interesting information about non-fiction:
- Non-fiction is defined as a work of prose where the content is based on real events and facts, not imagined by the author as fiction tends to be.
- In most public libraries, non-fiction is organized according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system, which was created by Melvil Dewey in 1876. The categories are divided as such:
- 000 – General works, Computer science and Information
- 100 – Philosophy and psychology
- 200 – Religion
- 300 – Social sciences
- 400 – Language
- 500 – Pure Science
- 600 – Technology
- 700 – Arts & recreation
- 800 – Literature
- 900 – History & geography
Courtesy of Youtube, here is a fun song to help you remember the different categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
This note is for Alex J. Let me know when you find this. -M.O.