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This guide provides suggestions for how to find leisure reading books (biography, fiction, non-fiction) using the Diamond catalog.

Leisure Reading Collection

The Leisure Reading Collection is located on the main floor of Paley Library. The collection includes current bestsellers, popular fiction and non-fiction, mysteries, science fiction and fantasy, how-to manuals, self-help books, and more. For easy browsing, the books are loosely grouped in fiction, non-fiction, and biography categories.  Books can be checked out for four weeks, with one four-week renewal.

You can search for new Leisure Reading Books in the Diamond Catalog using the Basic Search and then sorting by date.  This allows you to browse the books in the three categories: 1) Biography, 2) Fiction and 3) Non-Fiction.  Go to the library website and click on Diamond from under the Quick Links heading or go to diamond.temple.edu.

 

1) Leisure Reading - Biography Search: Select the "local call number" search and type in "b a*" then sort by date.

 

Leisure reading search in Diamond for biography books

 

2) Leisure Reading - Fiction Search: Select the "local call number" search and type in "fiction a*" then sort by date.

 

Leisure reading search in diamond for fiction books

 

3) Leisure Reading - Non-Fiction Search: Select the "local call number" search and type in "ace*" then sort by date.

 

Leisure reading search in diamond for non-fiction books