The easiest way to find this is to use the library’s catalog. Depending on the integrated library system (or ILS) the library subscribes to, the process might be slightly different. Generally, you can use a catalog system on a computer to search by title, author, subject, genre, and more.

Did you know?

According to the Pew Research Center, the average American household owns around 29 books. However, 3-in-10 Americans read e-books now (2021).

The distribution between frequent and less frequent readers was relatively even. Among those who had read a book in the past 12 months:

  • 8% said they had read 1 book
  • 17% had read 2-3 books
  • 16% had read 4-5 books
  • 19% had read 6-10 books
  • 18% had read 11-20 books
  • 22% had read more than 20 books

Did you know?

According to a survey carried out in the UK for World Book Day in 2015, the average home has 158 books. — A quarter of them, however, have never been opened.

Some 16% of people admitted to owning certain books purely to make themselves look more intelligent. Among the titles they felt good about owning were To Kill a Mockingbird, Moby-Dick and the Bible. — By contrast, people felt embarrassed to own Fifty Shades of Grey and anything by James Patterson.

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