I’m Guessing That They Didn’t Use the Dewey Decimal System 

How were books stored and accessed in the ancient world? Matthew Nicholls explores what the surviving evidence of ancient books can tell us about libraries in antiquity.The British Library holds many fragments of ancient books which can tell us something about how Greek literature was written down, read, and transmitted, from individual books to large libraries like the famous library at Alexandria.
– See more at: https://www.bl.uk/greek-manuscripts/articles/ancient-libraries#sthash.Qkuow5OC.dpuf

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