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Maintenance of Library System

Owing to maintenance work of the library system, all online services and Self-service Library Station services will be suspended from 00:30 a.m. to 06:00 a.m. on 19 March 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Details

Library Collection Classification

Hong Kong Public Libraries adopt the "A System of Book Classification for Chinese Libraries" by LIU Guojun and “Dewey Decimal Classification” respectively for the classification of Chinese and English library materials. If you want to browse the library collection by classification number, you may refer to the classification tables below for reference.

Classification Table for English Books
Classification Table for Chinese Books

 

 

 

Classification Table for English Books 

F FICTION - Alphabetically by Author
000 COMPUTER SCIENCE,   500 SCIENCE
  INFORMATION & GENERAL WORKS 510 Mathematics
010 Bibliographies  520 Astronomy
020 Library & Information Sciences 530 Physics 
030 Encyclopedias & Books of Facts 540 Chemistry
040 General Collected Essays 550 Earth Sciences
050 General Serial Publications 560 Paleontology
060 Associations, Organizations  570 Anthropology & Biology
  & Museums 580 Plants
070 News Media, Journalism & Publishing 590 Animals
080 General Collections    
090 Manuscripts & Rare Works    
       
100 PHILOSOPHY & PSYCHOLOGY 600 TECHNOLOGY
110 Metaphysics 610 Medicine & Health 
120 Epistemology 620 Engineering
130 Parapsychology & Occultism 630 Agriculture
140 Philosophical Schools of Thoughts  640 Home & Family Management 
150 Psychology 650 Management & Auxiliary Services 
160 Logic 660 Chemical Engineering 
170 Ethics 670 Manufactures
180 Ancient & Medieval Philosophy;   680 Manufactures
  Eastern Philosophy  690 Building Construction
190 Modern Western Philosophy    
       
200 RELIGION 700 ARTS & RECREATION
210 Philosophy & Theory of Religion 710 Landscape & Civic Art
220 Bible 720 Architecture
230 Christianity & Christian Theology 730 Sculpture; Ceramics; Metalwork 
240 Christian Devotional &   740 Drawing; Decorative Arts 
  Practical Theology 750 Painting
250 Christian Pastoral Theology 760 Graphic Arts; Printmaking 
260 Christian Social &   770 Photography 
  Ecclesiastical Theology 780 Music
270 History of Christianity &   790 Recreation; Sports; Performing Arts
  Christian Church    
280 Christian Denominations & Sects     
290 Other Religions    
       
300 SOCIAL SCIENCES 800 LITERATURE & RHETORIC
310 Statistics 820 English & American
320 Political Science 830 German & Related Literatures 
330 Economics 840 French & Related Literatures 
340 Law 850 Italian, Romanian &  
350 Public Administration & Military Science    Related Literatures
360 Social Problems, Social Services  860 Spanish, Portuguese
  & Associations 870 Latin & other Italic Literatures
370 Education 880 Classical & Modern Greek
380 Commerce, Communications & 890 Other Literatures
  Transportation     
390 Customs, Etiquette & Folklore    
       
400 LANGUAGE 900 HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY & RELATED
410 Linguistics   DISCIPLINES
420 English & Old English Languages 910 Geography, Travel & Maps 
430 German & Related Languages 920 Biography; Genealogy; Insignia 
440 French & Related Languages  930 Ancient History
450 Italian, Romanian &   940 History of Europe 
  Related Languages 950 History of Asia & Far East 
460 Spanish, Portuguese 951 History of Hong Kong 
470 Latin & Other Italic 960 History of Africa
480 Classical & Modern Greek 970 History of North America
490 Other Languages 980 History of South America
    990 History of Other Areas

Classification Table for Chinese Books 

000 總類 500 社會科學
010 目錄學 510 統計
020 圖書館學 520 教育
030 國學 530 禮俗
040 普通類書 540 社會學
050 普通雜誌 550 經濟
060 普通社會出版物 560 財政
070 普通論叢 570 政治
080 普通叢書 580 法律
090 群經 590 軍事
       
100 哲學總論 600 中國史地
110 思想史 610 中國通史
120 中國哲學 620 斷代史
130 東方哲學 630 文化史
140 西方哲學 640 外交史
150 論理學 650 史料 
160 形而上學、玄學  660 地理
170 心理學 670 中國方志
180 美學 680 中國類志
190 倫理學 690 中國遊記
       
200 宗教總論 700 世界史地、傳記
210 比較宗教學 710 史地
220 佛教 720 海洋
230 道教 730 亞洲
240 基督教 739.1
香港
250 回教 740 歐洲
270 其他各教 750 美洲
280 神話  760 非洲
290 術數 770 澳洲及其他
    780 傳記
    790 考古學
       
300 自然科學 800 語言學、文學
310 數學 810 文學
320 天文學 820 中國文學
330 物理學 830 總集
340 化學 840 別集
350 地質學 850 中國特種文學
360 生物學 857 小說
370 植物學 860 東方文學
380 動物學 870 西方文學
390 人類學 880 翻譯詩詞戲劇
    889 翻譯小說
    890 新聞學
       
400 應用科學 900 美術、遊藝
410 醫學 910 音樂
420 家事 920 建築
430 農業  930 雕刻
440 工程 940 書畫
460 應用化學、化學工藝 950 攝影 
470 製造  990 遊藝
480 各種營業    
490 營業方法