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Find Children's Literature

Finding Children's Books in Temple Libraries

Use the library catalog to identify children's books before searching the library shelves.

To find fiction children's books, you'll need to use subject searching. In advanced search with the subject filter for "juvenile fiction," add a keyword for topic and/or genre you're interested in. An example might be subject: "juvenile fiction" and "bears."

Children's Literature Locations in Charles Library

Children's books, also known as juvenile literature, are located in the northernmost part of the 4th floor of Charles Library. As of November 2019, there are now 2 locations for children's books. One location is for books purchased using the Hirsch fund for children's literature, next to what is called the Hirsch room. All other books are located on the half-height shelves near the faculty and grad study lounge.

Location of Hirsch collection booksHalf-height shelves near faculty and grad lounge which hold children's books not in the Hirsch Collection.

Map of north side of 4th floor Charles showing both locations of children's books.










Please note that there are a select few items in Kardon (remote storage), namely outdated material. Special Collections, the Blockson Afro-American Collection, and Ambler Library also have juvenile literature. We are in the process of moving some juv poetry that ended up in the BookBot up to the 4th floor. The leisure collection on the 1st floor of Charles also has some YA books.