The student will find that it is easy to locate books and other materials in the Nehemia Library system.
Here are some suggestions
The student will find that most books are found in this area. They are physically organized on shelves according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System (see below). The student can browse the appropriate bookshelves for materials of interest. For example, a mathematics book is found in the section labeled 510.
This contains issues of journals and magazines.
Material such as dictionaries and encyclopedias are located in this section.
This contains rare and unique books which are not available for circulation outside the library. Multimedia Collection - Material such as audio files, video cassettes, and DVD‘s are located here.
This section contains collection of materials that are of special interest to the institution, students, and faculty members. One very special collection is our large holding of books on Creation Science.
Use the Search Engines
To find specific materials, the student can use the Nehemiah digital catalog system (NU Library Search Form). Search engines allow the student to define the exact material of interest. The system then informs the student as to the content, availability and location of the requested material. For example, if the search turns up a book, its location will be identified by the Dewey Decimal
Ask for help
Of course, a friendly librarian is readily available to assist you with your needs and answer any questions.
DEWEY decimal system
|010||Bibliographies||510||Mathematics & Statistics|
|020||Library & Information Science||520||Astronomy|
|050||General Periodicals||550||Earth Science|
|060||General Organizations & Museums||560||Paleontology|
|070||Journalism & Publishing||570||Life Sciences|
|090||Manuscripts and Rare Books||590||Zoology|
|100||Philosophy||600||Applied Sciences & Technology|
|130||Paranormal Phenomena & Occult||630||Agriculture|
|140||Specific philosophies||640||Home Economics|
|180||Ancient, Medieval & Oriental Philosophy||680||Application-specific Manufacturing|
|190||Modern Western Philosophy||690||Building|
|210||Natural Religion||710||Civic & Landscape Art|
|240||Christian Moral Theology||740||Drawing|
|250||Local Church & Religious Orders||750||Painting|
|260||Social & Ecclesiastical Theology||760||Graphic & Printed Art|
|270||History & Geography of Church||770||Photography|
|280||Christian Denominations & Sects||780||Music|
|290||Non-Christian & comparative Religion||790||Sports and Recreation|
|310||Statistical Data||810||American Literature|
|320||Political Science||820||English Literature|
|350||Public Administration||850||Italian Literature|
|360||Social Concerns & Services||860||Spanish & Portuguese Literature|
|380||Trade & Commerce||880||Classical Greek Literature|
|390||Customs, Etiquette, Folklore||890||Literature of Other Languages|
|400||Languages||900||History & Geography|
|410||Linguistics||910||Travel & Geography|
|420||English Language||920||Genealogy & Geography|
|430||Germanic & Scandinavian Languages||930||Ancient History|
|460||Spanish & Portuguese||960||African History|
|470||Latin||970||North American History|
|480||Classical Greek||980||South American History|
|490||Other Languages||990||History of Other Areas|