I love my library.Â It is huge and it has almost everything.Â But it has the craziest organization I’ve ever seen.
When I first went there I was very confused.Â I couldn’t figure out where the books were.Â It doesn’t help that they don’t use “book words”.Â Nowhere willÂ you find a Fiction section.Â It is Popular Culture.Â There is no Nonfiction.Â It is broken up into a Science and Technology sections, a Business section, and a Humanities section.
I’m a Dewey Decimal kind of girl.Â I can understand when you want to browse that maybe going to the Science section will get you where you want to be.Â But when you look up a book and get the number it can be hard to find out where that book lives.
I looked up travel guides for Hawaii.Â They live at 919.6.Â I went to the basement to where most of the nonfiction lives.Â I found the 400 – 600s in one sections.Â On the other side of the building there was 200 and 300s.Â No 900s.Â The rest of the nonfiction is on the 3rd floor.Â I went up there.Â Searched all over and finally found the 900s tucked in behind the 100s.Â The section went from 909 straight to 920. There was a little sign that said “910-919 shelved in Popular Culture.”
I had to go down to the second floor to Popular Culture and found a shelf of travel guides way in the back.Â Should I be worried that the guides for my vacation are shelved in fiction?
Am I crazy in wanting the numbers in order on the same floor so I can figure out where they are?