The Flinders University Library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification to organize our collection. It logically breaks all knowledge into 10 categories.

Each of these categories is then broken down into 10 subjects.
The following is a brief outline of the classification.
  • 000 GENERALITIES
    • 010 Bibliography
    • 020 Library & Information Sciences
    • 030 General Encyclopedias
    • 040 not assigned
    • 050 General Serials & Indexes
    • 060 Organizations & Museology
    • 070 News Media, Journalism, Publishing
    • 080 General Collections
    • 090 Manuscripts & Rare Books
  • 100 PHILOSOPHY & PSYCHOLOGY
    • 110 Metaphysics
    • 120 Epistemology, Causation, Humankind
    • 130 Paranormal Phenomena
    • 140 Specific Philosophical Schools
    • 150 Psychology
    • 160 Logic
    • 170 Ethics (Moral Philosophy)
    • 180 Ancient, Medieval, Oriental Philosophy
    • 190 Modern Western Philosophy
  • 200 RELIGION
    • 210 Natural Theology
    • 220 Bible
    • 230 Christian Theology
    • 240 Christian Moral & Devotional Theology
    • 250 Christian Orders & Local Church
    • 260 Christian Social Theology
    • 270 Christian Church History
    • 280 Christian Denominations & Sects
    • 290 Other & Comparative Religions
  • 300 SOCIAL SCIENCES
    • 310 General Statistics
    • 320 Political Science
    • 330 Economics
    • 340 Law
    • 350 Public Administration
    • 360 Social Services / Association
    • 370 Education
    • 380 Commerce, Communications, Transport
    • 390 Customs, Etiquette, Folklore
  • 400 LANGUAGE
    • 410 Linguistics
    • 420 English & Old English
    • 430 Germanic Languages
    • 440 Romance Languages / French
    • 450 Italian, Romanian, Rhaeto-Romanic
    • 460 Spanish, Portuguese
    • 470 Italic Languages / Latin
    • 480 Hellenic Languages / Greek
    • 490 Other Languages
  • 500 NATURAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS
    • 510 Mathematics
    • 520 Astronomy & Allied Sciences
    • 530 Physics
    • 540 Chemistry & Allied Sciences
    • 550 Earth Sciences
    • 560 Paleontology, Paleozoology
    • 570 LIfe Sciences
    • 580 Botanical Sciences
    • 590 Zoological Sciences
  • 600 TECHNOLOGY & APPLIED SCIENCES
    • 610 Medical Sciences, Medicine
    • 620 Engineering & Allied Operations
    • 630 Agriculture
    • 640 Home Economics & Family Living
    • 650 Management & Auxiliary Services
    • 660 Chemical Engineering
    • 670 Manufacturing
    • 680 Manufacture for Specific Uses
    • 690 Buildings
  • 700 THE ARTS
    • 710 Civic & Landscape Art
    • 720 Architecture
    • 730 Plastic Arts, Sculpture
    • 740 Drawing & Decorative Arts
    • 750 Painting & Paintings
    • 760 Graphic Arts, Printmaking, Prints
    • 770 Photography & Photographs
    • 780 Music
    • 790 Recreational & Performing Arts
  • 800 LITERATURE & RHETORIC
    • 810 American Literature in English
    • 820 English & Old English Literature
    • 830 Literatures of Germanic Languages
    • 840 Literatures of Romance Languages
    • 850 Italian, Romanian, Rhaeto-Romanic
    • 860 Spanish & Portuguese Literatures
    • 870 Italic Literatures / Latin
    • 880 Hellenic Literatures / Classical Greek
    • 890 Literatures of Other Languages
  • 900 GEOGRAPHY & HISTORY
    • 910 Geography & Travel
    • 920 Biography, Geneology, Insignia
    • 930 Ancient History
    • 940 European History
    • 950 Asian History
    • 960 African History
    • 970 North American History
    • 980 South American History
    • 990 History of Other Areas