New Items - Adult & Teen

Select a link from the left to see recently arrived materials in the Library Catalog.  New Adult Fiction and Nonfiction are located in the Popular Materials Room on the First Floor.

Older materials are arranged as described on this page.

Fiction Organization

Fiction books are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name. The label shows the first seven letters of the author’s last name.

Fiction Locations

  • Adult fiction is located on the 2nd floor on the south side of the building.
  • Juvenile fiction is on the west side of the 1st floor in the Children's area.
  • Young Adult (Teen) fiction is in the Teen Area in the southeast corner of the 2nd floor.


The Dewey Decimal System numbers nonfiction materials by subject. The number on the book’s spine is that of the subject area above the first letters of the author’s last name. The numbers are the same for all items on the subject, whether they are adult, youth services, oversize, audiovisual, Reference or Montana Room materials.

Dewey Decimal System General Categories for Nonfiction
000 General
  • 004-006 Computers and Programs
  • 031-032 Encyclopedias
  • 070 Journalism
100 Philosophy
  • 130 Paranormal Phenomena
  • 150 Psychology
  • 180 Ancient Philosophy
  • 190 Modern Philosophy
200 Religion
  • 220 Bible
  • 240 Inspirational Works
  • 290 World Religions
  • 292 Mythology
400 Language
  • 420 English
  • 430-480 European Languages
  • 490 Other Languages
600 Technology
  • 610 Medicine and Health
  • 620 Engineering and Transport
  • 630 Gardening
  • 636 Pets
  • 641 Cooking
  • 649 Parenting
  • 650 Business
800 Literature
  • 810 American Literature
  • 820 English Literature
  • 830-880 European Literature
  • 890 World Literature
300 Social Sciences
  • 301 Sociology
  • 320 Politics and Government
  • 330 Economics and Finance
  • 340-360 Law and Crime
  • 370 Education
  • 398 Folklore
500 Science
  • 510 Mathematics
  • 520-550 Physical Sciences
  • 560 Fossils and Dinosaurs
  • 570-590 Life Sciences
700 Arts
  • 710 Landscape Design
  • 720 Architecture
  • 730-760 Art
  • 770 Photography
  • 780 Music
  • 791 Entertainment
  • 796 Sports
900 Geography & History
  • 910 Travel
  • 920 Genealogy
  • 940 European History
  • 950-960 Asian and African History
  • 973 U.S. History
  • 980-990 South American and Pacific History

Biography Organization

Biographies are shelved by the last name of the person the book is about. The call number has a B for biography above the person’s last name and the name of the author of the book.

Biography Locations

  • Adult biographies are on the 2nd floor on the east end of the building at the end of the nonfiction section.
  • Juvenile biographies are on the 1st floor in the Children's area.
  • Young Adult (Teen) bios are in the 2nd floor Teen Area in the southeast corner of the building.

Oversize Nonfiction

Oversize books are those that are too big to fit on regular shelves. They are placed on the bottom shelf of the nonfiction section to which they belong. Oversize books check out for the regular 28 day loan period. Call numbers for Oversize books are identical to those on the regular shelves. The label will have the letter "O" or the word “OVERSIZE” above the number and author’s name.

Reference & Montana Room

These items may be used in the Library building, but may not be checked out. This may be because they are rare, very expensive, in constant demand, or all of the above. The Montana Room is open during normal library hours and is located on the 2nd floor on the north side of the building near the computer commons.

Reference books will have an R above the call number on the spine. Teen reference has "YR" above the call number and juvenile reference has "JR" above the call number. Montana Room materials will have either an M or MONTANA above the call number on the label.

The adult reference collection is on the 2nd floor east of the elevator. For more information, ask one of the Library’s staff members for assistance.