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 mainly Thrillers, Chick Lit, Romance, Historical Fiction, Short Stories, Classics, and Debut Novels in hardcover and paperbacks.

  • Large Print: These are mostly bestsellers in Genre Fiction but some Non-Fiction works are available too.
  • Mystery: Are housed separately from Fiction and are both classic and current Cozies, Detective Stories, etc.
  • Sci-Fi or Science Fiction: Are 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 from the Adult NF Stacks:

  • Biography: Are shelved separately alphabetically by the last name of the subject of the book.
  • Career & Education: Find here Test Prep, College Info, Resume and Interview Guides.
  • Travel Books: A small but current selection of series guidebooks and more unique titles are purchased.
  • Oversize: Large books in many topics are shelved on the back wall. Most of these are art books, cookbooks and history titles.
  • YA: Books with a yellow YA label indicated books are appropriate for Young Adults.

Magazines and Newspapers — A variety of dailies, weekly, and monthly issued titles are purchased.

  • About 75 different titles are on subscription.
  • Bound copies of The Pelham Weekly date from 1997 to the present 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 | Talking Books | Book on Tape — We collect current and some classic titles on CD and more recently Mp3 formats.

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

Non-Fiction — 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 on CDs focusing on Grammy Winners and chart topping 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 no.
  • Non-Fiction: Find here 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.

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