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Children's and Young Adult Literature

This guide helps orient users to locating juvenile fiction and non-fiction in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library.

Where are the kids' books?

  • General Children's and Young Adult Literature is on the 3rd floor of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library (JCKL) and is divided into Fiction and Non-Fiction. 

    • Fiction is in the northwest corner and Non-Fiction is in the northeast.You can find a map of the Library here.
  • Children's Literature in Special Collections is on 2nd floor of JCKL. These materials are in closed stacks, and can be searched through the Library Catalog. They may be consulted by request.

How do I find them in the catalog?

  • Children's and Young Adult Literature can be found several ways by using the search tools on the Library website.
    • Filter by Location and limit your results to "JE Fiction" or "JE Non-Fiction." 
    • Include "juvenile" in your search, such as "juvenile ducks"

How do I find them on the shelf?

Children's and Young Adult Literature is organized by the Dewey Decimal system.

  • Fiction materials are organized by author's last name and start with JE, followed by first letter of an author's last name. For example, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: JE R797hp 1999 (R for Rowling).
  • Non-Fiction call numbers start with JE or JE B for Biography followed by a number.  
  • Non-Fiction items are organized by general subject area, according to this Dewey Decimal subject list