Collections

The Harold Goldstein Library features a collection of approximately 82,000 books, videos and CDs. The largest part of the collection consists of professional and reference materials as well as juvenile and easy books. The library subscribes more than 100 serials and journals which are included in the aggregated online catalog comprising the 6 libraries on the FSU campus and available to all FSU users.

Professional Collection (PROF) contains multi-format materials in the fields of librarianship, information science and information technology.

Reference Collection (REF) contains reference materials supporting the curriculum of the School of Information as well as materials related to general knowledge. Some of the resources in the collection include almanacs, bibliographies, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, handbooks, indexes and abstracts, library catalogs, and style manuals.

Juvenile Collection (JUV) is targeted to children and young adults at reading levels of fourth grade and above. The Goldstein collection emphasizes multi-cultural, international and award winning juvenile literature. Books that have won the Newbery Medal and Caldecott Medal are shelved separately.

Goldstein’s Digital Collection. Includes full text of small number of historical juvenile books in the library’s collection. Click here to access this collection.

Graphic Novels. As a part of the Juvenile collection, the Goldstein’s selection of graphic novels are targeted at children and young adults.

Easy Collection (EASY) consists of easy reading and picture books for beginning readers and children up to a third-grade reading level. Many of the books in the Easy collection have received awards for outstanding contributions by illustrator and author. Those that have received Caldecott or Newbery awards are shelved separately and are easy to find.

Current and Bound Periodicals are arranged alphabetically by title. Many periodicals and serials are available electronically in the FSU online catalog