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West Hills Library Searching Tips & Collection Guide



Browsing Fiction by Genre

The fiction collection is organized by genres or categories. When searching for books in the online library catalog, the call number will help you locate the book in the library. The table below will help you decode the call number.

GENRE

LETTER CODE

STICKER COLOR

Adventure

AD

Gray

Animals

AN

Pink

Classics/College Bound

C

Blue

Fantasy

F

Light Purple

Historical - American

HA

Light Green

Historical - World

HW

Green

Horror

HR

Red

Humor

HU

Orange

Mystery

M

Copper

Romance

R

Pink

Realistic Adult

RA

Orange

Science Fiction

SF

Green

Sports

SP

Gray

Suspense

SU

Purple

Teen Issues

TI

Light Green

True Stories

That Read Like Fiction

TR

Light Blue

Western

W

Tan

Example: The Hobbit has the call number: FIC (F) TOLKIEN PRELUDE

  • FIC means the book is fiction. If it were nonfiction, there would be a Dewey Decimal Number instead.

  • (F) is the letter code for the genre, which in this case stands for Fantasy. In the library, fiction books are grouped in sections by genre. Each book will also have the letter code with matching sticker color on its spine.

  • TOLKIEN is the author’s last name. Within each genre section, books are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name. Each book will also have the author’s last name on its spine.

  • PRELUDE indicates the order in a series. If a book is part of a series, then the series information follows the author’s last name.



eBooks on Nooks

The library has (10) NOOK GlowLight eReaders available for checkout. Each NOOK comes pre-loaded with a set of titles.
Nook 2

#1: Teen Issues
#2: True Stories That Read Like Fiction
#3: Fantasy/Horror/Science Fiction
#4: Historical/Adventure
#5: Romance/Realist
#6: Mystery/Suspense
#7: 9th Grade Core Literature
#8: 10th Grade Core Literature
#9: Fantasy/11th Grade Core Literature
#10: 12th Grade Core Literature

Stop by the library to check one out!



FolletShelf eBooks

There are hundreds of eBooks available for you to read anytime! You can check out a wide variety of popular titles and read them on your eBook reading devices. Below are just a few of the 300+ books available on FollettShelf.

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"Books for You" Book Lists

Visit the "Books for You" Book Lists section to to find books to read based on your unique interests. Below is a sampling of lists you can find: