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Children's Literature: Finding Children's Books

Browsing the Juvenile Section

Browsing Children & Young Adult Books by LOC Subject Headings

The children & young adult section is arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification System from A-Z. A rough call number guide is as follows:

A General Works- non-fiction

B Philosophy, Psychology, Mythology,  Religion

C World History

European History

Native American History, American History

Candian History, Latin American History

G Geography, Ecology, Folklore, Holidays

GV Sports

Social Sciences, Economy, Money, Family, Communities

J Politics, Governments


L Education, Schools

M Music, Musicians

N Art, Architecture,  Artists

PN-PS Poetry, Authors, Illustrators

PZ Juvenile Fiction (Both children & young adult)

PZ 8 Folktales & Fairy Tales

QA Math

QB Astronomy

QC-QD Chemistry, Phsyics

QE Geology

QH Natural History

QK Plants

QL Animals, Living Creatures

QM Human Anatomy


Agriculture, Forests

Technology, Transportation, Photography, Crafts, Cooking

U-V Military  

Libraries, Books




Finding Children's Books in the Library Catalog: Quick Overview!

Library Catalog Basic Search


Finding Children's Books

To find children's books in the library catalog:

  • Do an advanced search
  • Limit your Search to Location: "Juvenile Collection"
  • Type your keyword(s) in the search box
  • Write down the CALL NUMBER, make sure the book is not "charged" (checked out), and take it to the 5th Floor Juvenile Location to locate the book.


How to Find Books in the Juvenile Collection