In Library Collections


The library has a collection of over 45,000 books, including:

  • Hardback fiction
  • Hardback nonfiction
  • New Releases
  • Paperback Romance and Westerns
  • Large Type
  • Biographies
  • Graphic Novels

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The library has over 2,000 audiobooks, in both CD and Playaway format.

What is a Playaway?

A Playaway is a small audio device that comes pre-charged and pre-loaded with an audio book (pictured above). Plug in your own headphones to listen on the go, or an auxiliary cord to listen in your car. Auxiliary cords are available for purchase at the circulation desk for $2.50.

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The library has Movies, Documentaries and TV Series on DVD available for members to borrow.

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The library subscribes to more than 50 weekly and monthly publications, including The Anderson News, National Geographic, Good Housekeeping, and more.

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Children’s Library

The APL Children’s Library has a large collection of books, DVD’s, and audiobooks for all ages, from infants to teens, including:

  • Board Books
  • Easy Readers
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Juvenile Audiobooks & DVDs
  • Juvenile Graphic Novels

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Young Adults

The Anderson Public Library Young Adult Collection contains YA Fiction, YA Nonfiction, Magazines, Graphic Novels, Manga Compilations, and more.

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History Room

The Anderson Public Library History Room contains physical, digital, and microfilm records documenting the history of Anderson County. Inquire at the circulation desk for access to the History Room.

Continue to History Room Page

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