The Adult collection features popular works of both fiction and non-fiction. Our book collection has approximately 20,000 titles in print. In addition, we offer a variety of newspapers, magazines and audiobooks as well as music and film selections. See below for an overview of the collection.


Fiction: We collect a wide-range of titles, from thrillers to romance to literary fiction including both new and established authors.

  • Large Print: These are mostly bestsellers in fiction but some non-fiction works are available too.
  • Mysteries are housed separately from fiction and are both classic and current.
  • Science Fiction is housed separately and are mostly classic titles.

Non-Fiction: We purchase a variety of new non-fiction books which are shelved according to the call number. A few genres are shelved separately by type, including:

  • Biography is Are shelved separately alphabetically by the last name of the subject of the book.
  • Career & Education, including test prep, college info, resume and interview guides.
  • Travel Books: We have a small but current selection of series guidebooks.
  • Oversize: Large books in many topics are shelved on the back wall. Most of these are art books, cookbooks and history titles.
  • YA: non-fiction books with a yellow YA label indicated books are appropriate for Young Adults.

Magazines and Newspapers: We purchase a variety of dailies, weekly, and monthly periodicals.

  • About 75 different titles are on subscription.
  • Bound copies of The Pelham Weekly dated from 1997 to 2015 are made possible by Maggie Klein, Ed.
  • Older local papers are on Microfilm at the Pelham High School. Click here for a list of holdings.


AudioBooks:  We collect current and some classic titles on CD and more recently Mp3 formats.

Fiction Audiobooks are arranged as a browsing collection alphabetically by author. Mystery titles are interfiled with spine labels.

Non-Fiction Audiobooks: We purchase mainly history, memoir, travelogs and biographical works in this collection. Some ESL works are also available.

  • Modern Scholar Series: These are college-level lecture series on a variety of topics/subjects. There are in CD format and come with a book.
  • Pimsleur Language Series: Learn a new language or practice your skills. We have a variety of languages to select from, some in short form and some in long form on CDs. We also have a smaller collection on Mp3 that includes a booklet in pdf.

Music: A small collection of CDs focusing on popular releases is available. These are arranged as a browsing collection by popular genres.

Films and Movies

We collect new and classic film and movies on DVD. We have a few older titles on video.

  • Popular Works: Are shelved as a browsing collection by alphabetically by title.
  • Foreign: These are both independent and studio films, shelved alphabetically or by call number.
  • Non-Fiction: Includes documentaries, instructional videos, travel and exercise videos.

Digital Collections

Through our membership in the Westchester Library System (WLS) we offer a range of eBooks, EAudiobooks as well as a number of research resources and learning tutorials for your use and enjoyment. Please see our elibrary page.

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of President's Day.
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