Reading Ideas

Looking for a book to enjoy? We offer lots of ideas below.

Look for Yourself!

  • For more, search for books using Fiction AND a genre as a subject 
    • Examples: Fiction AND Crime, Fiction AND Mystery, Fiction AND Historical.
    • For Non-fiction titles, simply replace Fiction with the term Non-fiction and Genre with Subject: Non-fiction AND Baking
  • See some of our 1,800+ fiction books by logging into this book search, then, in the left column under Library Location, click Circulating to find print books. 

   Start Your Research Here: 

Borrowing Books

To borrow print books: 

  • Search for a book by title, author or subject using the "Start Your Search Here" box on the library's home page.
    • Note the call number. Books are arranged on the shelves by Library of Congress call number. 
    • Stop by the library's top floor to locate the book. Ask a librarian for assistance if needed. 
  • Or:  sign in to the library's search box using your college username/password to get full access.
    • Request to borrow print books from the library's search box page. Just click on a print book link, click Get It!, and fill in the Request for pickup at Library Circulation Desk.
    • The staff will check out the book to your account. 
    • Pick up the book at the Library Circulation Desk in the Scoville Learning Center.

To read ebooks: 

  • Ebooks can be read by clicking the link from the catalog which brings you to an online reader.
  • If you would like to download an ebook, doing so chapter by chapter is easiest. 


FICTION: Crime, Mystery, and Thriller

NONFICTION: Philosophy, Religion, Psychology

Graphic Novels

Classic Literature

FICTION: Short Story Collections

New Books List

New E-books added to our collection for 2021-2022

FICTION: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, High-Fantasy

Recommendations from Joyce Miller

Reference and Instruction Librarian Joyce Miller read and liked these books at the SUNY Adirondack Library. Here's her list on LibraryThing: