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. 

Fun with art!

Graphic Novels

FICTION: Crime, Mystery, and Thriller

NONFICTION: Philosophy, Religion, Psychology

Legal Studies

FICTION: Short Story Collections

Classic Literature


New Books List

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: 



FICTION: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, High-Fantasy

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