Plastic Book CoversFederal Supply
Schedule Group 75, Part II, Section A
Book Spine Labels, Pressure Sensitive
procure from library supply house
Lettering Pen and Ink (for marking book
spines)procure from library supply
Audiovisual Labels, Pressure Sensitive
(for marking tapes, etc,)procure from
library supply house
Library Paste or Adhesiveprocure
locally or from library supply house
Magazine BindersFederal Supply
Schedule Group 75, Part I, Section A
Continuation Sheet (Standard Form 36)
Miscellaneous: Bookends, paste brushes,
book repair materials, etc.GSA or
library supply house
NOTE: Plastic book covers and magazine
binders which are easily flammable or produce
thick, toxic smoke should be avoided.
Processing Mass Market Paperback
Mass market paperbacks are furnished
monthly by NETPDC to ships to supplement the
clothbound library collection. In library terms,
these materials have a relatively short life span
and are not intended as permanent material for
the collection; therefore, no processing by the
RP is required. In order to publicize the General
Library Program, however, it is recommended
that the first or last page of the paper-
backs be stamped with an identification as,
COURTESY OF YOUR SHIPS LIBRARY,
SHARE WITH A SHIPMATE. Mass market
paperbacks are usually shelved by the RP in
random order apart from the classified cloth
Processing Clothbound and
Information needed by the RP to process
books for circulation is provided by NETPDC
for books (cloth and quality paperbacks) in the
monthly book distribution and for books re-
quested from the Library Book Stock. Books
received from other sources should be processed
by the RP with the assistance of the naval
regional librarian. When such assistance is not
available, the library officer can determine the
author, title, and category (fiction or nonfiction)
of a book and consult Appendices Cb and Cc,
Dewey Decimal Classification, and Subject
Heading Index of the General Library Manual
to assign class numbers for nonfiction books.
The 10 major Dewey decimal subject classes
with an explanation of the type of material each
GENERAL WORKS: comprehensive
materials giving an overview of knowl-
edge and materials which are not
included in the other major classes.
P H I L O S O P H Y A N D R E L A T E D
FIELDS: study of the truths and prin-
ciples of being, knowledge, and con-
duct; mans attempts to understand
himself and his experiences.
RELIGION: beliefs, attitudes, practices
of individuals and groups concerning
nature and purpose of the universe
including the worship of God or gods.
SOCIAL SCIENCES: material dealing
with social activities and institutions,
including governments; behavioral
LANGUAGE: science and structure of
oral and written communication.
PURE SCIENCE: laws of nature.
APPLIED SCIENCE: applications of
the laws of nature.
THE ARTS: fine, decorative, perform-
ing, and recreational arts.
LITERATURE: works of literature (fic-
tion, poetry, plays, essays, etc.) and
works about literature.
G E N E R A L G E O G R A P H Y A N D
HISTORY: narrative and analysis of
events of the distant or immediate
past in the life of mankind; history and
description of countries of the world;
the life stories of noted people.