The Chatsworth-Murray library has an adult collection that includes books, audiobooks, movies, and music CDs.
Books & Audiobooks
The books and audiobooks are divided into fiction, non-fiction, and biography. Each type of books has a different way of being shelved.
New books, both fiction and non-fiction are kept across from the circulation desk. These are the most recent library purchases and typically check out the most. Books remain here for up to six months. If you don’t see your book in the fiction or non-fiction areas, make sure you check in the new book section.
Fiction books are shelved in alphabetical order by author’s last name, followed by author’s first name. Finally, books by the same author are shelved according to the title.
Non-fiction books and audiobooks are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System:
- 000 – Computer science, information & general works
- 100 – Philosophy and psychology
- 200 – Religion
- 300 – Social sciences
- 400 – Language
- 500 – Science
- 600 – Technology
- 700 – Arts & recreation
- 800– Literature
- 900 – History & geography
Biographies are shelved under B and then the last name of the person the book was written about.
Movies are shelved under video or VHS. The library offers VHS cassettes and DVDs. Fiction will be shelved by the title of the movie, ignoring “a”, “an”, and “The”. Non-fiction will be shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System (see books section for the Dewey Decimal System information).
Magazines are in racks at the entrance with some soft seating available.
Books for Teens and Young Adults
All young adult books are listed as “YA” and are in a section on their own near the OPAC computers.