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Dewey® Services

Organize your materials with the world's most widely used library classification system.


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Organize your collection

Libraries big and small the world over use the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system to help make sense of today's complex library collections. The DDC is available in both print and Web formats.

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Break down language barriers

The DDC system has been translated into more than 30 languages and serves library users in more than 200,000 libraries in 135+ countries worldwide, making it the world's most widely used library classification system. More than 60 of these countries use the DDC to organize their national bibliographies.

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Integrate updates to the DDC through continual updates to the WebDewey® service.

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"The DDC is a quick way to give our patrons a place to start to browse on the shelves and uncover resources not detected through a simple catalog search."

Dennis Brandewie
Oaklyn Branch Library, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system is the world’s most widely used way to organize library collections. The DDC constantly updates to enable better discovery across any topic in multiple languages. Because the DDC is easy to use, you can increase the visibility of your materials quickly and efficiently.

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The Dewey blog is a great source for news and views on classification issues as well as interesting and unusual DDC resources and curiosities. It's also a convenient way to share feedback directly to the DDC editors to help shape the future of the DDC.

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