Information about the reference, research resources and non fiction collections at the Whangarei Libraries.
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The non-fiction collections provide information on an extensive range of subjects in the form of books, including large print, talking books and DVDs.
All non fiction items are classified using the Dewey Decimal System which divides subjects into ten classes numbered from 000 to 900. This is referred to as the Call Number in our library catalogue.
||Computing, library and information science, general encyclopaedias and journalism|
||Paranormal phenomena, psychology, self help, child development|
||All world religions and mythology|
|| Social Science
||Politics, economics, law, social welfare, crime, education, communications, transport, customs and folklore|
||English and foreign language dictionaries, ESOL |
|| Pure Science
||Mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry, earth sciences, palaeontology, anthropology, biology, botany and zoology|
||Medicine, health, fitness, engineering, vehicles, agriculture, gardening, cookery, home crafts, parenting, business and management, advertising, printing and bookbinding, manufacturing, woodworking and building|
||Landscaping, architecture, sculpture, drawing and painting, printmaking, design, photography, theatre, film and television, dance, music, hobbies and sports|
||World literature, Shakespeare, writing and speechmaking|
Geography Biography History
Archaeology, genealogy, ancient and modern world history
Reference book collection
The Reference book collection can be a starting point for your information search, providing an overview of your subject as a basis for further research, or simply a concise summary of the topic, to save you reading a whole book about it. The books in this collection are not available for borrowing.
We provide links to reference resources on the Internet. Some have free access while others can only be accessed by Library members or by visiting our libraries. Follow the link below: