What's in the Library?
Adult Books and Entertainment Media
Adult fictions, large print, mystery, science fiction, biographies, spiritual fiction, non-fiction books, and audiobooks are located in the back room on the main level of the library. The reference books are behind the circulation desk and against the wall by the main entrance. DVDs are in the front room of the library on the wall that faces the parking lot. All fiction materials are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name. Nonfiction materials are arranged by Dewey Decimal System.
Children’s books are located in the Youth Room of the library, which is in the basement level of the building. Juvenile Fiction is located on the right side, Juvenile Nonfiction on the left, picture books and DVDs are in the center area of the room. Juvenile Fiction books are identified with a JF code, Juvenile Nonfiction has a J code with the Dewey Decimal System, and picture books are with an E code. In addition, Beginner and Chapter books are separately labeled with a B or C code, respectively.
Young Adult Books/Teen Room
Young Adult books are located in the Teen Room, which is adjacent to the Youth Room. Young Adult books are identified with a YA code. The Teen Room has a long table available to the public for use, and the room is occasionally used for library events as well. However, the room is never closed off to the public unless otherwise advertised for safety reasons.
Adult magazines are located to the left and right of the front door as you enter the library. Children and Young Adult magazines are in the basement’s foyer to the left of the display case. All issues are available for check out, and the library retains back issues of the previous year as well.
Reference Books & Materials
Our references collections are only available for in-house use. These include: Northwood history materials, encyclopedias, atlases, and more. They are located in the main room of the library.