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Leisure Reading Collection: How the Collection is Arranged

Information on how to access literature to enhance your leisure time!

Shelving Arrangement

The books in the Leisure Reading Collection are arranged on the shelves in groups according to the type of book they are. So, for example, there are a lot of novels in the collection, so to make it easier for you to find that crime novel, or that adventure novel you are looking for - especially if you are not looking for a specific author - all the crime novels are kept together, and all the adventure novels are shelved together, in groups, or 'genres'. Within each group, the books are then arranged alphabetically by the name of the author.  

You will find books in the following 'genres' on the shelves, and the three-letter code on the spine of the book indicates the 'genre' into which the book falls (it also helps us to make sure the books are shelved in the right place!):

Genre

Code

Adventure

ADV

Biography

BIO

Classics

CLA

Crime

CRM

Fantasy Fiction

FAN

General

GNR

Graphic Novels

GRA

Health and Wellbeing / Mental Health / Personal Issues

HEA

Historical

HST

Horror

HOR

Humour

HUM

LGBTQ Interest

GLN

Modern Classics

MCL

Modern Fiction

MOD

Poetry

POE

Romantic Fiction

ROM

Science Fiction

SCF

Short Stories

SST

Thriller

THR

Young Adult Fiction

YGN

 

How to use the collection

You can choose a book from the collection and read it within the library. Or, if you want to take it home to read, you can issue it to yourself using any of the self-issue machines located in the building. 

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