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*English Subject Guide: Books & eBooks


The library's online catalog searches not only items available at HPU Libraries, but items available at libraries in our area (Triad Academic Library Association) and libraries around the world. If you find an item in our catalog that is not available at HPU, you may be able to go to a local TALA library and check it out, or request to borrow it from another library through Interlibrary Loan

The ReaderSpace, located on the main floor at Smith Library and located directly to your right as you enter, is designed to help you find your next read! Titles are grouped into shelves of New Non-Fiction and New Fiction, which is further arranged by genre. Rotating displays of literary award winners and literary classics are changed regularly. Collections of journals, magazines, and newspapers are also available in the ReaderSpace. Come browse our collections and read a while in our comfortable reading space!




FICTION (GENERAL COLLECTION): For more popular fiction, classics, short stories, poetry, plays, etc., check out the 800's section on the third floor of Smith Library. With over 6,500 books to choose from, you are certain to find something to love! Click here to browse this collection.


SCI-FI/FANTASY COLLECTION: If you are a fan of this genre, you will want to browse this collection located across from the elevators on the third floor of Smith Library. Here you will find roughly 1,000 books from well-known authors in the genre. Click here to browse this collection.

HPU Libraries offer thousands of audiobook titles through the following sources.

  • AUDIOBOOKS ON CD: Smith Library has a collection of approximately 200 popular fiction titles on CD. This collection is located directly to the right of the circulation desk at Smith Library, in front of the color printer. Click here to browse this collection.

  • E-AUDIOBOOKS: Electronic sources for streaming and downloadable audiobooks include Hoopla and LibriVox.