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Young Adult Literature

Information about the genre and CSULB's collection.

Young Adult Literature

Young Adult literature is generally described as books written for an audience of 12-20 year olds.  It may also include books primarily written for adults but which have appeal to younger readers.

The CSULB Children's Collection has a section dedicated to YA Fiction, PZ7.5.  Non-fiction written for Young Adults is located throughout the children's non-fiction collection (Rm 204).

Find YA in the library

Use OneSearch, the library catalog to search for YA books.  Search location: childrens and in the second box search title, author, or keyword.  (You can search for location: young adult, but that will limit your results to fiction titles)

All YA Fiction will have call numbers starting PZ7.5 and then the first four letters of the author's name.

YA non-fiction is located throughout the children's collection, find the general call number area for your topic, and head over there to pick out the best books for your age group.

We have eBooks available through OverDrive, including The Fault in Our Stars and the Harry Potter series.  You can read them on your mobile device or on your computer.  Download the OverDrive app and search for CSULB library.  Sign in and you're ready to go!

You can also find them in OneSearch by searching keyword:overdrive.


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