NLS Kids Zone

Find Books

This search will find books for a wide range of ages, pre-school through Grade 8.

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General help

You may use single words or phrases. Do not omit words in a phrase. Use Lord of the Rings, not Lord Rings. Try using shorter searches, if you are getting no results. Use the question mark to shorten words: horse? will also find horses.

Examples of author searches

Use for searching authors, narrators, editors, etc. Examples:

  • Clark Mary Higgins (last name first, no comma necessary)
  • Shakespeare (last name alone will work)
  • Gian? in the author search field and narrator in the keyword search field will retrieve books narrated by Laura Giannarelli.


Examples of title searches

Use for searching titles, titles in contents notes, and series titles. Examples:

  • wind in the willows (enter words in same order as in title)
  • oz (retrieves Wizard of Oz, Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Ozma of Oz)
  • star wars (retrieves series titles)


Examples of keyword searches

Use for searching anywhere in a catalog record: names, subjects, notes, annotation, etc. Examples:

  • RC 15141 (retrieves by book number; spacing counts)
  • web braille (retrieves web braille records)
  • mystery fiction (retrieves subject headings)