Dewey Decimal Shelf Labels

Dewey Decimal Shelf Labels
Dewey Decimal Shelf Labels
Dewey Decimal Shelf Labels
Dewey Decimal Shelf Labels
Dewey Decimal Shelf Labels
Dewey Decimal Shelf Labels
Dewey Decimal Shelf Labels
Dewey Decimal Shelf Labels
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This set of Dewey Decimal shelf labels includes over 150 labels covering all ten Dewey Decimal sections. I selected the Dewey sections for secondary school libraries, but many of the labels could certainly work for elementary school libraries.

Looking for secondary library fiction labels? I have a set of those, too!

Find money-saving ideas for using these labels on my FaceBook Live! Label holders (called "magazine files") are available on Amazon, but you can use these labels with items you likely already have sitting around the library. Decluttering your space + saving our landfills = WIN!

This Dewey Decimal Shelf Labels set includes:

  • Over 150 Dewey section labels -- 196 PDF pages total
    • 30 "Hundreds section" labels
    • 120 specific Dewey section labels (see list below)
    • Labels include: the Dewey number, a brief section description, and an image to represent that section. Please see the preview for photos.
    • Includes color and black line labels
    • All labels available in horizontal and vertical formats. Horizontal prints 4 labels per page; vertical prints 3 labels per page in portrait orientation.
    • See preview for photos.

  • Editable templates to create your own labels (20 PowerPoint slides)

*To protect image copyrights, these labels are PDF format and not editable. You can, however, use the included templates to create your own labels.

To use the labels:

  • Choose whether you prefer color or black line labels. Color labels work best on white cardstock. Blackline labels are printer-friendly and look great on colored cardstock.
  • Print, cut, and laminate the labels.
  • Glue or tape the labels to vertical magazine files. has a wide variety of magazine files in different colors, sizes, and materials.

Labels include all of the following sections:


  • The Unexplained
  • Computer Science
  • Coding
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Facts and World Records


  • Parapsychology
  • Emotions
  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Ancient Philosophy


  • The Bible
  • Christianity
  • Greek and Roman Religions
  • Buddhism
  • Judaism
  • Islam


  • Politics and Government
  • Civil Rights
  • Spies
  • Economics
  • Conservation and Environment
  • Law, Crime, and Punishment
  • Criminal Law
  • Military Science
  • Social Problems and Services
  • Education
  • Costumes
  • Folklore, Fairy Tales, Legends


  • Grammar
  • Sign Language
  • English Dictionaries
  • German Language
  • French Language
  • Italian Language
  • Spanish and Portuguese Languages
  • Latin Language
  • Greek Language
  • Other Languages
  • Chinese Language
  • Japanese Language
  • Korean Language
  • North American Native Languages


  • Mathematics
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Periodic Table of the Elements
  • Earth Science
  • Weather and Climate
  • Volcanoes and Earthquakes
  • Oceanography
  • Tornadoes
  • Weather
  • Paleontology and Fossils
  • Dinosaurs
  • Biology
  • Biomes and Ecosystems
  • Microorganisms, Fungi, Algae
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Invertebrates
  • Insects and Spiders
  • Sharks
  • Reptiles
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Elephants
  • Big Cats
  • Bears
  • Gorillas, Chimps, and Other Primates


  • Medicine and Health
  • Body Systems
  • Disease
  • Engineering
  • Military Vehicles
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Horses
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Other Pets
  • Cookbooks
  • Sewing


  • Origami
  • Drawing
  • Knitting and Crochet
  • Painting
  • Photography, Digital Art, and Videography
  • Music
  • Performance Arts
  • Card and Dice Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Football (image of American football)
  • Football (image of soccer ball)
  • Soccer
  • Graphic Novels


  • Jokes and Riddles
  • American Poetry
  • American Drama
  • American Fiction
  • English Poetry
  • English Drama
  • Shakespeare
  • English Fiction


  • Geography and Travel
  • Atlases and Maps
  • Biographies
  • Ancient History
  • European History
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Asian History
  • African History
  • North American History
  • US History
  • South American History
  • History of Australia, Oceania, and the Pacific Islands
  • Texas History*
  • Ohio History*
  • Pennsylvania History*

*I included Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania History because I have a large amount of TPT traffic from these three states.

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