Where to find things.
These are arranged in alphabetical order by author surname. All the fiction books have the first letter of the author’s surname on the spine of the book.
Books by J.K. Rowling are shelved under R
Books by Anthony Horowitz are filed under H Some fiction books have a green spot on the spine. These are books of short stories.
Many of the books have recommended age stickers on the spine. These tell whether they are most suitable for ages 11 up or 14-19.
These books are arranged using the Dewey Classification System. This means that they are grouped together in subjects. Each subject has been given a number and the sections are arranged on the shelves in numerical order.
You can find out which number applies to each section in two ways.
You could look up a “Keyword” on Searchstar, the Library catalogue. The column headed “Class” will have the Dewey number in.
You could have a look on the decoder chart by the Library counter. This has a list of most subjects and their Dewey numbers.
These books may be used in the Library but cannot be borrowed. They are also arranged according to subject using the Dewey Classification System. All the Dewey numbers on reference books have the letter R in front of them.
There are some project files in the reference section containing leaflets and press cuttings. These may be photocopied if you wish.
You can search for books or other resources using Searchstar, the computerised library catalogue.
You will find it on all the computers in school. You can access it directly from the desktop, after clicking on “Internet Explorer.
You can search for books by their title, author, series or by subject or “keyword”.
When you do a search you should get a list of items available. The items in blue type are on loan, those in red type are overdue. The items in black type should be on the shelves.