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What is a classmark?


The library uses a classification system called the Dewey Decimal system - each subject is given a number/classmark sometimes called the shelfmark. Material is arranged on the shelves in numerical order.

A book will have a label on its spine with the relevant classmark.

The catalogue will indicate this number to show where a book is located in the library.

  • For a video on finding a book on the Library catalogue  please click HERE