Get to Know Your Collection!

You know Fiction, Nonfiction, Young Adult, and Juvenile… But did you know that we have special collections of books based on specific topics? Get to know your collection below.

English as a Second Language*
2nd floor
Do you want to learn English? ¿Quieres aprender inglés?
Voulez-vous apprendre l'anglais? Our ESL collection features
workbooks, dictionaries, grammar books, DVDs, CDs, and
readalongs—all for you to borrow, for free, with your library card!
The collection includes Ingles sin Barreras, Side by Side Plus, and
OED Picture Dictionaries. Dual language dictionaries include
Spanish, French, Creole, Arabic, and Russian.

¡Busque nuestro catálogo en español! Haga clic en
'Seleccionar idioma' en la parte superior derecha de la página.
           
Consumer Health*
2nd floor

 
This is a collection of reliable and current health
books for patrons of all ages. Are you tired of 
browsing health books and not knowing if you can trust 
the latest information touted by celebrity doctors? 
Turn to our Consumer Health Collection, which empowers 
you to make knowledgeable health choices 
for you and your family. 
        
Test Preparation
2nd floor
Find your study guides here
We have a large and up-to-date collection 
of study guides for tests such as 
ASVAB, GRE, GED, TASC, SAT, ACT, NCLEX, TABE, 
TOEFL, and more. 
          
Adult Graphic Novels
2nd floor
Find our adult comic books and graphic 
novels in their own location on the 2nd floor. 
Here you will find all books that use visual 
art to tell the story. From Watchmen and March 
to Peanuts and Ms. Marvel – discover a unique 
collection of stories. Children’s graphic novels 
are on the 1st floor, and YA graphic novels are 
on the 3rd floor.
Parenting
1st floor Children’s Department
We bet you thought there were only books 
for children in the Children’s Department! 
In fact, we have a collection of books on a 
multitude of parenting topics for parents of 
children of all ages. Be sure to browse this 
section while your child reads, studies, or 
attends a program.
           
YA Book Club
3rd floor Teen Department
Elizabeth teen patrons can start 
their own Book Club! Each Book Club kit 
comes with up to six copies of a book, a 
discussion guide, and a recommended reading
list. A patron can “hold” any number of books 
for book club members, who then have five 
days to come and collect the book. Book Club 
picks include The Hate U Give, March, and 
Queer: A Graphic History. 
Biographies
2nd floor Balcony
Looking to learn more about your favorite 
musician, thinker, writer, or artist? We now 
have all of our biographies in one location, 
up on the 2nd floor balcony. Our new biographies 
can be found on the 2nd floor by the new books. 
Please note that some memoirs will be located 
throughout the general nonfiction collection.

*In 2018, Elizabeth Public Library received a grant to improve and build our adult literacy materials.
This project is supported by funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the New Jersey State Library.