Answered By: Van Pelt Librarian
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2015     Views: 37

Van Pelt Library houses a small collection of children's books. A significant portion of the collection can be found in the PZ section on the 3rd floor. Selected lists of holdings can be located through these searches in Franklin: Picture Books and Juvenile fiction. Most works of juvenile fiction in English are located in the PZ7 section and a selection of folklore and fairy tales is located in the PZ8 section. To see the shelf location, click on the "See Shelf Location" link in the catalog record. However, please note that if an author has written a significant amount of adult literature, books intended for children by the same author will be classified with his/her adult works.

Additional children's works can be found in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, and in LIBRA Storage.

For additional information on Children's books at the Penn Libraries, please see the collection development policy on Children's Literature.

Another nearby place to find children's books is the Free Library of Philadelphia, which has an extensive collection of children's literature. Search their catalog, or find a library branch.

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