Collections - Books, Media & More

Looking for something to read, watch, listen to, play, or do? Take a look at our collections! Not sure what to check out? Our staff can provide you with personalized recommendations!

Adult Movies, Music, and Video Games

Adult Movies, Music, and Video Games

DVDs

Our adult collection of DVDs contains a broad selection of entertaining, informational, and instructional videos.

Music

Our music collection is available in CD format and through Freegal and Hoopla. It focuses on current, popular material from all genres. The digital collection also offers children's music.

Streaming Video

Video content is available through Hoopla, Kanopy, and OverDrive. Check each service to discover all titles that are available. The digital collection also offers children's content.

Video Games

The video game collection includes popular titles for Playstation 4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and Wii consoles.

 

Adult eBooks and Audiobooks

Adult eBooks and Audiobooks

eBooks

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.

Audiobooks

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.

Playaways

Playaways provide recordings of books and other audio resources with an audio player included. It is a representative selection of titles and subjects in the physical book collection.

 

Adult Fiction Books

Adult Fiction Books

Fiction

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

Mystery

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.

Inspirational

Inspirational titles are available to browse and check out at the Ellettsville Branch. They can be placed on hold to pick up at any location.

 

Adult Nonfiction Books

Adult Nonfiction Books

Nonfiction

The nonfiction collection is a well-rounded and balanced collection of subject areas.

Biographies

The biography collection includes books written about a wide variety of people, both historical and modern.

Cookbooks

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.

Job Search Materials

The job search collection provides materials for career exploration, resume writing, interview skills, and more.

Poetry

The poetry collection is primarily American poetry, but includes various significant works from around the world.

Science

The science collection focuses on popular science books.

Tech Titles

Tech titles include computer-related titles, as well as titles related to 3D printing, photography, audio and video production, and other STEAM-related materials.

Travel

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 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

Large Print, Foreign Language, and Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL) Materials

Large Print

These fiction and nonfiction titles are available in large print format to assist those who are visually impaired.

Spanish Materials

Our Spanish collection primarily contains books written in Spanish with an emphasis on Mexican and Latin American resources.

Asian-Language Materials

The Asian-language collection primarily contains books written in Korean, Chinese, and Japanese, separated from the larger collection for easy access.

VITAL Materials

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, 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, outdoor adventure backpacks, 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.

Zines

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.

 

Children's Materials

Children's Materials

Movies, Music, and Video Games

These collections include DVDs, music CDs, and video games selected for children. Digital video and music selections are also available from Freegal, Hoopla, Kanopy, and OverDrive.

Audiobooks

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.

Fiction

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.

Nonfiction

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.

Spanish Materials

The children's Spanish collection primarily contains books written in Spanish with an emphasis on Mexican and Latin American resources.