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Adult Movies, Music, and Video Games
Our adult collection of DVDs contains a broad selection of entertaining, informational, and instructional videos.
Adult eBooks and Audiobooks
eBooks are available from OverDrive/Libby, cloudLibrary, and Hoopla. Most titles are listed in our catalog, but each platform will have the most complete and accurate results. The digital collection also offers children's content.
The audiobook collection includes popular titles in all genres from OverDrive/Libby, cloudLibrary, and Hoopla. Most titles are listed in the library catalog, but each platform will have the most complete and accurate results. The digital collection also offers children's content.
Books on CD
The books on CD collection provides recordings of books and other audio resources. It is a representative selection of titles and subjects in the physical book collection.
Adult Fiction Books
The fiction collection consists of current fiction titles as well as older titles and classics.
This adult fiction collection includes police mysteries, tales of amateur detectives, and psychological thrillers. Mystery series and classics are located within this collection.
Science Fiction and Fantasy
This adult fiction collection includes science fiction, fantasy, and alternative histories. Current titles, classics, series, and collections of short stories are all located here.
Adult Nonfiction Books
The nonfiction collection is a well-rounded and balanced collection of subject areas.
The biography collection includes books written about a wide variety of people, both historical and modern.
The cookbook collection includes books from various cultures, dietary lifestyles, and types of food.
Indiana Room Materials
The Indiana Room collection provides current and historical materials about Bloomington, Monroe County, and Indiana, including governmental, historical, and genealogical titles.
The poetry collection is primarily American poetry, but includes various significant works from around the world.
The science collection focuses on popular science books.
Tech titles include computer-related titles, as well as titles related to 3D printing, photography, audio and video production, and other STEAM-related materials.
The travel collection includes guides to worldwide locations, with an expanded collection for Indiana and other United States locations.
Young Adult Books, Graphic Novels, and Manga
Young Adult (YA) Fiction
The YA fiction collection offers a wide variety of titles with an emphasis on the interests and experiences of young adults.
Graphic Novels and Manga
The graphic novel collection contains illustration-based books for both young adults and adults, including graphic adaptations, superhero and other series, and stand-alone titles. The manga collection contains a wide variety of comic books and graphic novels originally produced and published in Japan.
Large Print, Foreign Language, and Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL) Materials
These fiction and nonfiction titles are available in large print format to assist those who are visually impaired.
Our Spanish collection primarily contains books written in Spanish with an emphasis on Mexican and Latin American resources.
The Asian-language collection primarily contains books written in Korean, Chinese, and Japanese, separated from the larger collection for easy access.
The VITAL collection provides resources for adult learners. Materials are available to help improve reading and life skills, learn English as a new language, study for a high school equivalency diploma, and prepare for the citizenship test.
Library of Things, Magazines & Newspapers, and Zines
Library of Things
This collection includes things you might not expect to find at a library, including iPads, a seed library, toys, energy monitors, book club kits, mobile hotspots, ukuleles, and more.
Magazines & Newspapers
We offer a wide selection of popular magazines, journals, local and regional publications, and a sampling of other related materials. We subscribe to a number of local, Indiana, regional, and national newspapers. Many popular magazines for adults and kids are available through OverDrive/Libby and articles are indexed and often available in full-text through our eLibrary.
The zine collection contains small-circulation, self-published works of original or appropriated images, art, and text that often give voice to small, local, underrepresented, or marginalized communities. Zines are created and reproduced on a small scale, including everything from comics and DIY self-help guides to personal stories, nonfiction, and more.
Movies, Music, and Video Games
This collection includes books on CD and Playaways selected for children. Playaways provide recordings of books and other audio resources with an audio player included. Digital audiobooks for children are available from OverDrive/Libby, cloudLibrary, and Hoopla.
The children's fiction collection consists of current fiction titles as well as older titles and classics, including titles for younger and older elementary students, and picture books.
The children's nonfiction collection is a well-rounded and balanced collection of nonfiction materials to support curiosity and learning for children of all ages. It includes picture books.
Early Reader and First Chapter Books
The children's early reader and first chapter book collections are selected for children in the early stages of reading independently.
Graphic Novels and Manga
The children's graphic novel collection contains illustration-based books specifically written for children. The manga collection contains a wide variety of comic books and graphic novels originally produced and published in Japan.