Our Collection

 

 

Collection Holdings:

 
Main Collection
 

Book Categories

  • Fiction
  • Non - Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Romance
  • Western
  • Paperbacks and paperback exchange

Books on Audio Cassette Tape

Books on CD (Compact Disk)

Video (DVD & VHS)

Magazines

Newspapers  [Link to Newspaper Holdings page]

Children's Collection

Youth Collection

Ellison Room  [Link to Ellison Room page]

Heritage Room  [Link to Heritage Room (Genealogy & Local History) page]

Internet Workstations  [Link to Our Library page]    

Computer Workstations  [Link to Software Program Holdings page]

 

 
How do I Locate Items In Our Collection:
 

How do I obtain the Dewey Decimal Classification Number

  • Go to one of our Public Access Catalog (PAC) terminals OR ask for assistance at the circulation desk.
  • At the PAC terminal do a search on the item you are trying to locate in our collection. If you are having our staff assist you, please provide as much information about the item as possible.
  • To determine if our collection has the material you are looking for, limit the search to our library only. (The computer screen provides instruction on how to do this)
  • A call number will display next to the item as well as information regarding the availability of the item in our collection.

 

 

Note the call number (Dewey Decimal System)
 

EXCEPTION:
In addition to the Dewey Decimal System for non-fiction in the children's area,
materials are also organized according to the following system and
filed alphabetically by the first letter of the author's last name:


 

The following are examples of how the Dewey Decimal Classification number is constructed. Please note the Notations section at the bottom for a detailed look of an example of the end result in classifying an item to be placed on the collection shelf.

 

Ten Primary Classes

000

Generalities

100

Philosophy & Psychology

200

Religion

300

Social Sciences

400

Language

500

Natural Sciences & Mathematics

600

Technology (Applied Sciences)

700

The Arts

800

Literature & Rhetoric

900

Geography & History

 
 

100 Divisions

The ten main classes are each divided into ten divisions (this makes 100 divisions). The table below is an example of division 500: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

  

510

Mathematics

520

Astronomy & allied sciences

530

Physics

540

Chemistry

550

Earth Sciences

560

Paleontology, Paleozoology

570

Life Sciences

580

Botanical Sciences

590

Zoological Sciences

 


1000 sections

The 100 divisions are each divided into ten sections. In the table is an example of the Zoological sciences example.
 

591

Zoology

592

Invertebrates

593

Protozoa, Parazoa, Metazoa

594

Mollusca & molluscoidea

595

Other invertebrates

596

Chordata (Vertebrates)

597

Anamnia Fishes

598

Reptiles & birds

599

Mammalia (Mammals)

 
 

Notation:

The notation of the classification system only uses (arabic) numerals unlike the Library of Congress Classification which uses letters as well. No number can have fewer than 3 digits. The numbers are separated by decimal points to separate main subjects from more specific subjects. As the number gets long the more specific the topic that is described. An example of this increasing detail can be seen below:
 

590

Zoological Sciences

 

598

Reptiles & birds

 

 

598.1

Reptilia (Reptiles)

 

 

598.2

Aves (Birds)

 

 

 

598.201

Philosophy and theory

 

 

 

598.207

Study and teaching

 

 

 

598.209

Historical treatment

 

In brief, for example, if you are looking for material about birds, the material cataloged under the call numbers 598.201,598.207 & 598.209 will contain information that may contain the answers you are looking for. Good Luck!

 

 
Learning Resource Center:
 

For those areas in learning which need a little extra help, the library's Learning Resource Center may just be what the teacher ordered. Located in the children's area on the north wall, the center is also a great resource for home-schooling.

Begun in 1997 with the support of the Upper Sandusky Emblem Club #536, it was established to provide resources that are useful in aiding children in basic study of Reading, Math, English and Science.

The collection is constantly being added and removed to ensure these learning resources are kept up to date.

The Center's materials circulate not only among the Upper Sandusky community, but to borrower within the Regional Library System.

 

The following are just a few examples of the materials you will find in the center:

 

         Books:
Learning development
Reading introduction and development (K - 12)
Arts & Crafts
Games (Preschool)
Science
Mathematics

Social skills development
                             Geography
                             English
                             Economics
                             Phonetics

 
 

         Books With Cassette Tapes:
Singing & Dancing
Reading
Mathematics

 

  • Videos:
    Child development
    Skills development

         Magazines: Loaded with great ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Boxed Sets: Hooked on ... series - Phonics, Reading and Math

  • Bagged Kits:
    Classic tales
    Popular contemporary authors
    Flannel board sets