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Libraries Week 2021

The Dewey Decimal Classification System is the most widely used method for classifying books in libraries. Every book is given a number and is put on the shelf in numerical order. Books with the same number are put in alphabetical order by the author's last name, signified by the three-letter “cutter” at the bottom of the spine label.

In honour of Libraries Week, we invite you to give our Dewey Decimal Challenge a go. We'll time you organising a pre-selected collection of books in Dewey Decimal order. There are first, second and third place prizes up for grabs for students with the fastest times! 

  • £5.00 Love2Shop Gift Voucher (Can be spent in high street book stores)
  • £10.00 National Book Token 
  • £20.00 National Book Token 

Rules of the game

  1. All books must be sorted into ascending numerical order. 
  2. Books with the same number should be arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name (the "cutter"). 
  3. When you think you’ve finished, let us know! We’ll stop the timer and check you’re correct.
  4. Ten seconds will be added for each incorrectly ordered item.
  5. Prizes will be allocated to students with the first, second and third fastest times!

Sign up 

Click the button below to register. 

We'll announce our three winners Monday 11th October.