When searching the library catalogue you can limit the search to non-fiction by choosing Curriculum Resources from the Other Search Options box, to the right on the initial (Quick Search) page and then, in the drop-down list under Selected locations choose Curriculum Resources Non-fiction - Loan.
The Dewey Decimal System arranges resources by subject. The main categories are:
000 General knowledge
100 Philosophy, Psychology
300 Social sciences
500 Pure sciences
600 Technology (Applied sciences)
700 The Arts
800 Literature (works of Fiction and Poetry are shelved in their own sections)
900 Human Geography and History
The Non-fiction collection is a multimedia collection and includes books (textbooks plus background and wider reading books), teaching packs, posters, CDs, DVDs and games. There are materials suitable for all levels from Early Years to Post-Compulsory. All the main curriculum subjects are covered and we maintain contact with IOE teaching staff to ensure that the collection is as up-to-date and relevant as possible. Multiple copies of items are purchased where demand warrants it.
Resources are arranged by subject using the Dewey Decimal Classification system. Folktales, charts and some oversize materials are shelved in separate sequences.