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A guide to Library words and phrases

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We try not to use jargon, but sometimes we do.  This guide aims to translate some frequently used words and phrases. 

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Class Mark

The arrangement of books in the library. Books are arranged in number order (Dewey Decimal system) reflecting the subject, for example, Cookery Skills are marked 641.5. You will find the class mark on thecatalogue entry and on the spine of each book.

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