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Children's Literature

Locating Books

Use the library catalog to locate books at either Holy Family University Library location. 

Where are the children's books?

Children's literature and young adult materials are classified as "juvenile." They are located in their own sections in each of Holy Family's Libraries.

Philadelphia Campus Library: Lower level

Newtown Learning Resource Center: Room 122 at the back of the room

Want to Browse?

An item's call number (address on the shelf) is assigned based on its subject matter. This can be very helpful if you want to browse for an item because you can easily find the section of the library which will contain other books on the same subject.

Call numbers (sections) for popular subject areas:

Alphabet Books

JUV  PE

Biographies

JUV  CT

Fairy Tales

JUV  PZ 8.1

Fiction

JUV  PZ 7

Math

JUV  QA

Poetry

JUV  PZ 8.3

Science

JUV  Q, QB-

Understanding Call Numbers

A call number is an item's address in the library. It will tell you what part of the library the item is located in, and it will help you find the exact shelf where you will find it.

Example of a call number: JUV PZ8.1 .P55L 2009

Children's literature and young adult materials are classified as "juvenile." They are located in their own separate sections in each of Holy Family's Libraries. Call numbers for juvenile books will begin with the letters "JUV".

Looking for Juvenile Fiction?

  • Call numbers begin with JUV PZ 7
  • Within this section, materials are generally organized by author's last name.


Looking for Juvenile Non-fiction?

  • Call numbers could vary much more for non-fiction materials because they are based on the subject matter of the book.
  • Could include JUV A - JUV PS, as well as JUV Q - JUV Z
  • Non-fiction books are classified using the term "juvenile literature"


Myths, Fables & Fairy Tales: fiction or non-fiction?

Did you know that myths, fables, and fairy tales are classified as "juvenile literature" and are shelved in the JUV PZ 8 section? Not the fiction section!

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