Guide to library subjects and classification

The following book classification system is one that has been adopted for the SBHS Library. Because of the specialist range of books and magazines in the Library the standard classification systems would have placed them in a very narrow series of numbers. The classifications below are a summary of the detailed classifications used in the Library. Note: the Library does not have books in all categories.

1.00 BIBLE
1.10 Concordances, dictionaries
1.20 Commentaries: whole Bible, harmonies; Old & New Testament
1.30 Bible study: general; Inspiration & authority of Bible; Study aids; History

2.00 DOCTRINE - General; Confessions, catechisms: Calvinism; Apologetics
2.10 The Godhead; Father, Christ; Holy Spirit
2.20 Man: his nature, sin
2.30 Salvation
2.40 Christian life; Moral law & ethics; Devotions & devotional life
2.50 Immortality: death, heaven and hell
2.60 The Church; Government; Membership; Ordinances; Worship; Places of worship
2.70 Evangelism & mission; Local church; Home mission (UK); Overseas; Literature
2.80 Revival
2.90 Prophecy

3.00 CHURCH HISTORY - General; in periods; Waldensians
3.10 History of Church in Britain: general; in periods; 1851 census, registration; buildings
3.20 Baptist churches: general; by region; addresses etc.
3.30 Baptist churches: in Britain; by region;
3.31 Collected histories of churches by area
3.32 Individual church histories, inc. Sunday schools
3.33 Baptist Associations & Unions: regional
3.34 Baptist Associations & Unions: national
3.35 Baptist colleges, training centres
3.36 Baptist missionary societies & missionary work: general
3.37 Baptist societies, organisations, magazines etc
3.39 Baptist history: aids for research and writing
3.40 Congregational churches & Independents
3.50 Church of England
3.60 Methodism
3.70 Presbyterianism
3.80 Other denominations
3.90 Christian Societies (other than Baptist): general

4.00 BIOGRAPHY - Groups of People
4.10 Biography: individuals
4.20 Funeral sermons & memorial services
4.30 Bibliographies of person's works

5.00 WORKS - Complete; Selected works & tracts: single & various authors
5.10 Collected sermons & lectures: single & various authors
5.20 Essays & editorials
5.30 Letters
5.40 Diaries
5.50 Poetry
5.60 Allegories
5.70 Devotional

6.00 HYMNOLOGY - General
6.10 Hymnbooks
6.20 Tunebooks

7.00 COMPARATIVE RELIGION
7.10 Ecumenism &,separatism
7.20 Romanism
7.30 Modernism & liberalism
7.80 Cults
7.90 Non-Christian established religions: Hindu, Muslim, Atheism

8.00 JUNIOR - General
8.10 Bible
8.20 Doctrine
8.30 History
8.50 Letters

9.00 FICTION

10.00 MAGAZINES - General
10.10 Baptist magazines
10.20 Other denominational magazines

11.00 GENERAL HISTORY
11.10 Family history
11.20 General aids for the historian