Dalton Adult Department

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New Books in the Adult Department

Fiction

Adult Fiction

The adult fiction books are arranged in alphabetical order by author’s last name. The shelves have pink labels on them. To get to these shelves, turn right at the front door and walk to the adult area. The pink-labeled shelves are on the left. The first few are large print books. The rest are the adult fiction collection. These books check out for two weeks at a time and can be renewed twice if nobody puts them on hold.

 

 

Adult Non-fiction

The adult non-fiction books are on shelves with green labels. To get to them, walk past the circulation desk and continue toward the back wall. The non-fiction books are in order by Dewey number and are classified as follows:

Nonfiction

  • 000 – Computer science, information & general works
  • 100 – Philosophy and psychology
  • 200 – Religion
  • 300 – Social sciences
  • 400 – Language
  • 500 – Science
  • 600 – Technology
  • 700 – Arts & recreation
  • 800 – Literature
  • 900 – History & geography

 

Biography

The biographies are along the back wall of the adult section. They are in alphabetical order by the last name of the person they are about.

Large print

Large print books are available in fiction, non-fiction, and biography. They are on shelves in front of the shelves containing the fiction books.

New Books

The library’s newest books are on a separate shelf between the fiction and non-fiction sections. The latest best-sellers aren’t likely to be on the shelf, since they tend to stay checked out.  If you want one of those you will probably need to put it on hold and wait for it to come back in.

Audio books

The audio book shelves are to the right of the front door. Fiction audio books are in order by author’s last name; non-fiction audios are in Dewey decimal order. Most of the audio books are on CD, but some are on audio cassette. The two types are interfiled.

The library also has a few audio books in MP3 format. Those are next to the music CDs.

Audio books can be checked out for two weeks at a time and can be renewed twice if no one has put them on hold.

Video Cassettes and DVDs

Video

The library’s videocassettes and DVDs are between the circulation desk and the young adult area. The two types of video are interfiled. Most of the television series DVDs are along the back wall of the video section. They are in alphabetical order by title. The fiction movies are also mostly in alphabetical order by title. (The words “a”, “an”, and “the” at the beginning of a title are not used in alphabetizing. For example, the DVD of “A Walk in the Clouds” is filed with the W’s, not the A’s.)

The non-fiction videos, which include documentaries, exercise videos, cooking shows, and other how-to videos, are shelved after the fiction movies. They are in order by Dewey decimal number. (Look under Adult Non-fiction above for Dewey decimal categories.)

Video cassettes and DVDs check out for one week at a time and can be renewed twice if no one has put them on hold.

 

Music CDs

Music CDs are located on a display rack across from the circulation desk. They check out for two weeks and can be renewed twice if not on hold.

World Language

The world language area contains books and other materials in Spanish. It is located in front of the large print shelves.

Magazines and Newspapers

Magazines

Magazines and newspapers are located in the reading area which is between the circulation desk and the non-fiction area.

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