Collections and Locations

Adult Nonfiction

This collection is a well-rounded and balanced collection of nonfiction materials to support patrons in their everyday lives.

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Adult Fiction

This collection consists of current fiction titles as well as older titles and classics.

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Mystery and Detective

This collection within adult fiction includes police mysteries, tales of amateur detectives, and psychological thrillers. Mystery series and classics are located within this collection.

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Science Fiction and Fantasy

This collection within adult fiction includes science fiction, fantasy and alternative histories. Current titles, classics, series and collections of short stories are all located in this collection.

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Young Adult Fiction

This collection supports a wide variety of interests from adolescence through adulthood, with special emphasis on the concerns and experiences of young adults as portrayed in popular fiction.

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Graphic Novels

The graphic novel collection contains illustration-based books for young adults and adults, including manga, superhero series, other series, cartoon collections, graphic adaptations, and stand-alone titles.

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Asian Collection

This collection primarily contains books and other materials written in Korean, Chinese, and Japanese, separated from the larger library collection for easy access. Children's books in Asian languages are located in the Children's Services.

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Spanish Language Collection

This collection primarily contains books and other materials written in Spanish with an emphasis on Mexican and Latin American resources. Children's books in Spanish are located in Children's Services.

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VITAL Collection

The VITAL collection provides materials for adult learners focusing on coping skills/life skills, basic English/reading skills, ESL materials, Pre-GED materials, leisure reading, and books for teacher/tutors. Materials are available at many reading levels for adult learners.

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Indiana Room

This collection is established to contribute to the community's knowledge of Bloomington, Monroe County, and Indiana--past and present. The Indiana Room provides up-to-date access to quality information about Bloomington, Monroe County and Indiana communities and government, as well as historical and genealogical materials related to Bloomington, other Indiana counties, and states with historical migration patterns to Indiana.

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Large Print

Fiction and non-fiction titles in large print format for the visually impaired.

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Magazines and Newspapers

The library carries a wide selection of popular magazines, journals which serve business needs, local and regional publications, and a representative sampling of other topics. The Library subscribes to a number of local, Indiana, regional and national newspapers. 

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Audiobooks

The audiobook collection provides recordings of books and other audio resources on CD, and is a representative selection of titles and subjects in the larger library collection.

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DVDs

The adult collection of DVDs contains a broad selection of entertainment, informational, and instructional videos.

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Music

The music collection is available in CD format, and focuses on current, popular material from all musical genres.

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Downloadables

The library provides access to audio, e-books, and videos through a statewide consortium, Indiana Digital Media. The items are available through the Library's online catalog.


 

Movies and Music (AV Department)

DVDS and CDs are located within their own space on the first floor of the library. The AV department also has a CD listening station and DVD players to use within the library

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Children's Services

Materials for children, including books, audiobooks, video-games, DVDs and CDs are located within their own area on the first floor of the library. Computers and play space for family use are located in Children's Services.

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