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Creative Writing & Genre Fiction

This guide offers resources for creative writers and information about the Library's genre fiction collections.

The Mystery Collection @ CSULB

Location:  The Mystery Collection is housed in the Library 2nd Floor, Reading Room.

The Collection:  The Mystery Collection contains copies of mystery, detective, spy and thriller fiction. There are more than 4000 titles in the collection. Additional  Mystery Collections volumes may be housed in the Library's ORCA storage system due to space limitations in the reading room collection, and some mystery and detective fiction and video materials are found elsewhere in the Library's collections.  All volumes are fully cataloged in OneSearch, the library's online catalog and are available for loan.

Origin:  The Mystery Collection was started in 1994 with donations from CSULB librarians, faculty, staff and others.

Supporting the Collection:  Books are added to the Mystery Collection solely through gifts and other donations.  If you wish to donate to this collection, please review the information at