Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the fiction area in the library? Do you have fun books?

Answer:

Virtually all our fiction is in Wilson Library. If you know a specific book or author you are looking for, search the "books tab" (library catalog) to find the exact location.

Popular Fiction Collections (a.k.a. Best-Sellers)Walter Coffee Shop Popular Reading CollectionWalter Coffee Shop
We have small popular fiction collections in Wilson Library, first floor and in Walter Library, basement coffee shop (These items are not in the library catalog so we suggest browsing the shelves). Public Libraries, near campus, are also good alternative.

Where is most of the fiction located in Wilson Library?

Unlike a bookstore, the books are not shelved by genre (e.g. mystery, science fiction), and instead the location depends on the nationality and time period of the author.

For American authors, try the 810 to 813 call number range (4th floor of Wilson), and the PS range (2nd floor). For British authors, try the 820s (3rd and 4th floor) and the PR range (2nd floor). For other nationalities (and for other subjects), see our browsing guide.

How can I find fiction with certain theme or dealing with certain subjects?

If you are looking for fiction (novels or short stories) on a specific theme, you can try doing a library catalog search such as: baseball and fiction or doing a subject search with fiction as the subheading, such as "farm life--fiction," "fathers and sons--fiction."

Tip: We have specific tools for finding short stories and we also have online literature databases.

 

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