Answered By: Van Pelt Librarian
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2015     Views: 42

All of the holdings in the library are listed in our online catalog. To search for a particular title or author, use Franklin, our online catalog.

The library houses a small collection of current bestsellers, including thrillers, mysteries, popular biography, science fiction, popular political books, and other topics are listed in Franklin with the location "Van Pelt  - Bestsellers Collection". This browsing collection is located near the entrance of the first floor of the Van Pelt Library behind the east elevator bay.

If you'd like to browse all works of fiction, you will most likely want to go to the third floor of the Van Pelt Library. This section is very large, so it's a good idea to identify a topic of interest or an author before browsing. Works of literature generally have call numbers in the P's. English and American Literature are shelved at PR and PS respectively. To review the call number ranges within the P section, please see the Library of Congress Classification Outline for the letter P.

Because of high demand, bestsellers are available for a non-renewable 28-day loan period. If books are currently checked out, or you would like a title for longer than 28 days, try requesting the book using one of the BorrowDirect+ services.









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