NZ Dewey Decimal System & Library Vocabulary labels (Maori & English)


Our resources are available as INSTANT DIGITAL DOWNLOADS, no physical resources will be shipped! This is an A4 sized document formatted as a PDF.


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The Dewey Decimal system has had a kiwi-style makeover with this bright, bold & bilingual set of wall labels!

  • *Would you prefer a ‘Tainui’ friendly version? (no macrons, but double vowels in their place?) Please email me after purchase so I can send the Tainui version through to you! (



This resource includes Library vocab labels:

  • 30+ bilingual library vocab labels including the words: library, book, returns, spine, cover, paper, page, reference books, over size books, book trolley, non-fiction, picture books, graphic novels, sophisticated picture books, new books, general fiction, senior fiction, junior fiction, classic books, featured book, issue desk, self-issue, computer, recommended books, book shelf, silent reading, buddy reading, magazines, fun reads, reserves, games, poetry, quick reads, National Library, young adults, book bag, bag, shoe & reading.
  • All labels are bilingual (Maori & English) and include appropriate illustrations to support our lower level readers and speakers to understand the meanings
  • A4 Library & Librarian door signs (with space to add a photo and the name of your librarian)


This resource also includes A4 Dewey Decimal wall posters:

  • 60+ A4 sized mini wall posters designed to be displayed above the corresponding sections in your school library to help your students locate what they’re looking for (or used sequentially as a library wall display)
  • All mini posters include appropriate illustrations to support our lower level readers and speakers to understand the meanings
  • Each class (000-099, 100-199, 200-299 etc) has a sign which displays their number & name (in English & Māori) with matching icons
  • Each class is further broken down into divisions (020, 030, 070 etc) which are colour coded to match the class colour.
  • ***PLEASE NOTE*** with the aim of making this resource child friendly, not all 10 hierarchical divisions for each class have been included: e.g. 120 Epistemology & 138 Physiognomy (among others!) have been omitted!
  • If there’s a category/topic/division that’s been omitted, but is of special interest to your students, please let me know – I’m happy to add additional pages to meet your needs.
  • CAN’T SEE YOUR LOCAL TRANSLATION for a specific label? Let me know – I’m more than happy to add in labels to meet the needs of your corner of Aotearoa!


Click here to have a peek at our Fiction library labels!