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Library Catalogue

Want to search for a book or resource at our school library?

Click MFHS catalogue to search.


picture of library catalogue 

Tips for using the catalogue

  1. When searching, just use keywords, the searching isn't as good as Google.
  2. Use the correct spelling, it can't guess your spelling like Google.
  3. If you only know the author's name, then click on Names, then type in the author's surname. Another way to search for an author by surname is to click the Names tab on the left-hand side of the page and choose the letters.
  4. Write down the Dewey number, eg: GLI, or 796.33 TAR.

What's a Dewey number?

How does a library keep track of hundreds of great books? The Dewey number system. 

Non-fiction books are grouped together by subjects and start at 000 and finish at 999.  They also have letters after the numbers, this is from the author's or editor's surname.


The Dewey Categories for Non-Fiction are:

000 General Knowledge:  Computers, world records, UFOs

100 Philosophy and Psychology:  Optical illusions, Witchcraft

200 Religion and Mythology:  Bible stories, religions, Aboriginal dreamtime, Greek myths

300 Social Science and Folklore:  Communication, education, law, sociology, transportation,  folklore and fairy tales

400 Language:  Grammar books, Language books

500 Science and Math:  Experiments, mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, physics, geology, biology, dinosaurs,

600 Medicine and Technology:  Human body, medicine, airplanes, space travel, cookbooks and domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, horses

700 Arts and Sports:  Art, artists, how-to-draw books, crafts, origami, music, joke and riddle books, sports

800 Literature:  Poetry, plays and classic literature

A800 Australian Literature: Australian Poetry, plays and literature

900 Geography & History:  History, geography and travel, explorers