Read

DATABASES

BOOKS IN PRINT
Publisher information for books, compact disc, audio-book, DVD items currently in publication.

HOOPLA
Digital movies, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, TV programs, & comics. 

LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER
Biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews.

OVERDRIVE
Fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks.

WORLDCAT
The world's largest library catalog.

 

LITERARY AWARD LISTS

ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE

Recognizes the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers that are published in the U.S..

 

APALA ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR LITERATURE

Award to honor and recognize individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit.

 

BOOKER PRIZE

Awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.

 

BRAM STOKER AWARDS

Annually awarded by the Horror Writers Association for “superior achievement” in dark fantasy and horror writing.

 

EDGAR AWARD

Presented annually by the Mystery Writers of America, the award honors the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film and theatre. 

 

HUGO AWARD

Award for the best in science fiction or fantasy works.

 

LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD

Awarded annually to published works which celebrate or explore LGBT themes.

 

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

American literary prizes that honor the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature.

 

NEBULA AWARD

Awarded annually for the best science fiction, fantasy or a related fiction genre.

 

NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

Awarded in Stockholm, Sweden “to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind” in the field of literature.

 

PULITZER PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

Recognizes distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life.

 

OC READ

OC READ offers free assistance in basic reading and writing skills to adult learners throughout Orange County. Learning is structured around each learner’s personal goals and needs.

 

VIRTUAL BOOK CLUBS

Virtual Book Clubs:  Many OC Public Libraries Book Clubs are currently meeting online. Join one today!

 

WHAT DO I READ NEXT?

NOVELIST PLUS
Expert reading recommendations including reviews, articles, lists and more.

RITA RECOMMENDS

Rita Recommends is a service providing reading recommendations designed personally for you by OC Public Libraries’ staff.