Discovering Dacus – Need a break?

Feeling a little burned out from school and/or work? Looking for something to read for fun or a movie to watch this weekend? Well take a look at our Paperback and Popular DVD collection! It’s located at the top of the stairs on the second floor. You’ll find spinning racks with paperback books and a flat bookshelf which houses the DVDs and the overflow of paperbacks. Although most of the books you will find in this section are fiction, the non-fiction lovers can find some good titles too.

Popular fiction & dvds

These materials check out with the same loan period that our general collection materials do, but you will discover that they aren’t organized with a formal call number label; instead, we organize them by a colorful label that has a letter on it. The color of the label represents the genre (see the chart below) and the letter on the books is based on the first letter of the author’s last name, whereas the letter on the DVDs is based on the first letter of the title.

Use this label color chart to find the genre you’re looking for:


Popular DVDs

 Popular Fiction = Red  Comedy = Red
 Romance = Blue  Romance = Blue
 Mystery & Suspense = Green  Mystery & Suspense = Green
 Literature = Yellow  Drama = Yellow
 Science Fiction = Lavender  Science Fiction = Lavender
 Biography = Pink  Western = Pink
 Nonfiction = Orange  Action = Orange
 Humor = Royal Blue  Documentary = Royal Blue

Just remember, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, ask a reference librarian located at the Information Commons desk!

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