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Finding Fiction in RIT Library's Collection

The easiest way to find fiction in RIT Library's collection is to search the library's catalog for a specific title or author. If you choose to search for an author, be sure to format the author's name as last name, first (e.g Twain, Mark).

Here's a list of some fiction titles in RIT Library's collection to get you started:
Fiction @ RIT

Search for Fiction by Title (e.g. The Hunger Games)

Search for Fiction by Author (e.g. Twain, Mark)

Search for Fiction by Topic (e.g. war fiction)


Not finding what you need? Check out ConnectNY!

Members of the RIT community can borrow books from other libraries through ConnectNY. Place a request using the online system and the book will be sent to RIT's library for you to pick-up within 2-4 working days.


How is Fiction Organized?

Fiction can be found in the P's on the third floor of RIT Library.

Books are grouped using the following characteristics:

First, books are grouped by the nationality of the author, specifically:

  • PA – Greek and Latin literature
  • PG – Slavic literature (including Serbo-Croatian and Russian)
  • PH – Uralic and Basque literature
  • PJ – Middle Eastern literature (including Arabic)
  • PK – Indo-Iranian literature
  • PL – East Asian, African, and Oceanic literature (including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean)
  • PQ – Romance literature (including Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese)
  • PR – English literature
  • PS – American literature
  • PT – Germanic literature (including German and Scandinavian)

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Next, books are grouped by the date range within which the author started publishing

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Finally, books are grouped alphabetically by the author's last name

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