In 2007, the Maricopa County Library District opened its first Deweyless Branch library in Gilbert. The Perry Branch, located on a high school campus, was the District's first effort to find a better way to make it easier for customers to browse and locate materials of interest. In previous surveys of customers the District found that close to 85% of users came to the library without a specific title in mind but to browse the collection.
Since this branch opened, it and the topic of Deweyless library organization have received considerable discussion in library publications, blogs etc. as well as attention in national media sources. The District has had hundreds of visitors from all over the country and some outside the US to see and talk about the District service concept of which Deweyless is a part.
As of 2011 the District had converted or opened new nine (9) branches that are Deweyless.
Deweyless Powerpoint Presentation (13MB PPT)
New York Times Article - Dewey? At This Library With a Very Different Outlook, They Don't (PDF)