• The Farnsworth Juvenile Literature Library has a wide variety of juvenile literature spanning picture books, chapter books, middle grade books, and young adult books
  • Includes the Lloyd Alexander Conference Room, the Utah Authors and Illustrators Room, and the Opie Collection

Commonly Used Call Numbers

  • 050 Magazines (periodicals), journals, serials
  • 096 Wordless picture books
  • 390 Traditional fantasy (myths, legends, epics, fairy tales)
  • 411 Alphabet books
  • 511 Counting books
  • 516 Shapes
  • 811 Poetry
  • 800s Fiction
  • 920s Biographies and genealogy

Lloyd Alexander Conference Room (Level 1 South)

The Lloyd Alexander Conference Room is a representation of the late Lloyd Alexander’s home office. For a tour please see Juvenile Reference Assistant in Level 1 South during reference hours.

Utah Authors and Illustrators Room / Opie Collection (4724)

This room houses a collection of books written or illustrated by BYU alumni or Utah residents. Materials are non-circulating, but patrons may sign in at the Juvenile Reference desk 4720 to read materials in the room. The Opie collection is microfiches that are available during reference hours.

Juvenile Locked Case (4726)

This room houses pop-up, small sized, odd shaped or mature books. To check out a locked case book, ask the Assistant in the Juvenile Reference office 4720 during reference hours.

Newbery and Caldecott Winners

These books have green and blue call number labels and are for reference only. They cannot be checked out, but other copies are available for checkout in the Juvenile Collection.

Sorting Shelves

When books are returned, they are brought up to their floor and put on the sorting shelves by call number before they are reshelved. If you did not find a book on the shelf, the sorting shelves are a great place to look.