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The Children's Literature Collection @ Hamline
The Children's Literature Collection is housed on the 2nd floor of the Hamline Library. This collection provides research support for students in the Writing for Children and Young Adult (MFAC) program and includes:
- Books on the MFAC Required and Recommended Reading Lists
- Selected books written by MFAC faculty and alumni
- Books that have received national recognition:
- Books shelved in the general library collection on:
- Craft of writing
- History of children's literature
If you live more than 50 miles from Hamline and need:
Books: Use CLICsearch to do your search.
- You'll be able to find Hamline's ebooks and use them from home.
- Found a print book? If you live:
- In Minnesota, find the title in MnLink and use the "Request Item" button to have it sent to your local public library. Be sure to use your public library barcode (not Hamline's).
- Anywhere outside of Minnesota, contact your local public library, which may be able to get it via their Interlibrary Loan service for you.
- Or, use worldcat.org to search worldwide. Using this database, you can see which libraries are closest to you. You may be able to visit these and, if you can't check items out (e.g. from a university library), you can almost always look at them in the building and make photocopies.