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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2020     Views: 33

You can search for children’s book online at the Butler University Library website through the WorldCat search bar located on our first page. If you use the Advanced Search, it is easy to search by title, author, or subject in addition to keyword.

When you get your results list, you can also narrow down the results by selecting limiters on the left side of the results screen:

Be sure to check the location statement that is just in front of the call number in the WorldCat Discovery record. Many resources were relocated when the School of Education moved in summer 2018 to South Campus, 4250 Haughey Ave. As signs note, South Campus also includes Christian Theological Seminary.

Most Children’s and Young Adult fiction books have a call number starting with PZ7 and are in alphabetical order by the author’s last name.  Other literature related books have call numbers starting with a P, such as PZ8.3 for stories in rhyme, PZ10.3 for animal stories, PZ7.7 for graphic novels, and PN6110 for poetry collections.  The non-fiction books are organized by topic.

  • This website has more information on Library of Congress Classification for call numbers.

The location and call number (and whether or not the book is available to check out) are shown on the initial results page as well as on the details page (which you can reach by clicking on the title).

For more information, please see the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Resource Guide or ask if you need help.

Education Liaison Librarian Janice Gustaferro can be reached at 317-940-9349,  jgustafe@butler.edu