Q. Does the Library have children's literature?


Yes. Most of the children's literature, from picture books and easy readers to young adult novels, are in the PZ section of the library on the Fifth Floor. Most works in English will be found in PZ1 through PZ4 or PZ7. Anthologies start with PZ5.  It is not always true, but mostly books for younger readers will start with PZ3 (such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar). Novels for young adults will most often start with PZ7 (such as the Harry Potter series). Check the PZ8 section for fairy tales. Call numbers higher than PZ8 are foreign language children's literature.

There are few children's non-fiction books in the library's collection, but they have been assigned a call number appropriate to the book's subject matter. For example, it's Perfectly Normal : Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health, a book intended for young teens (HQ53 .H37 2014) is found side by side with Sexuality After Your Spinal Cord Injury (HQ54 .S4 1985).

The library purchases the annual Caldecott Medal (picture book) and Newberry Medal (story book) every year.


  • Last Updated Sep 05, 2018
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  • Answered By Ron Gilmour

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