When it comes to reading non-fiction for fun, one of the most popular genres read is the biography. But biographies aren’t always the easiest to find at libraries. Often shelved by the author’s name, anyone looking to learn more about Abraham Lincoln or Michael Jackson usually end up and down many aisles before finding all of the books on the person in question. We aim to make this easier!
We’ve reorganized our Biography collection. Every biography’s spine label has a B, followed by the first 5 letters of the last name of the biography subject (not author). So, all adult biographies about Michael Jackson will have the spine label “B JACKS“. They’re then shelved in alphabetical order by biography subject, then biography author. Now, you can find all adult biographies in the southeast portion of our non-fiction collection (across from the Reference Desk and to the left of the public computers). The teen and children biographies have changed as well, but are in their own sections — Young Adult is behind the Reference Desk and Children at the end of their non-fiction section.