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Graphic Novels: Juvenile Collection

Use this guide as a starting point for information on Graphic Novels. Included are finding aids for graphic novels in the juvenile & regular collection as well as reference, database, and internet resources.

Browsing the Stacks

Juvenile collection

Graphic novels are located with the LC class PN Literature (General).  In some cases, graphic novel is a secondary classification and titles may be found within the general collection.  Increasing popularity of graphic novels for children resulted in creation of a new subject separating younger reader and young adult reader level.

When browsing the second floor juvenile collection for graphic novels, there are two places to begin. This information is also detailed on signs located with the children's books.


 Classification Subclass Subject Headings - Juvenile
 PN 6727 - 6790 Literature (General)
   Comic books, strips, etc. (Graphic Novels)
Categorized for Young Adult Readers
 PZ  7.7 Fiction & Juvenile Literature
  Graphic Novels
Categorized for Younger Readers


Graphic novel has also been added to catalog records as a "Form."  Selecting this link within a catalog record will take you to a graphic novel subject search. One more way to browse for the book you want.

IRC Pinterest Board

Follow the IRC on Pinterest!  The Juvenile Graphic Novels board (see below) features recent addtions to the juvenile graphic novel collection.

New Juvenile Graphic Novels