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Available Soon:  Find out everything you need to know in order to get the quickest access to upcoming popular titles. Place holds on upcoming titles. These titles may not have been released yet, but you can save your place in line by placing them on hold. You will be notified when the title has arrived at your pickup location.

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Books and Authors:  If you are wondering what to read next, Books & Authors can help you. Browse various genres and search for read-alikes.

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Books Sales:  Add books to your own library while supporting the Library. Find out about upcoming Book Sales, buy books online, or visit our Second Editions Book Store.

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Book Sizzle:  A weekly newsletter for anyone who loves to read. This includes links to new titles added to our collection as well as links to weekly best-sellers and more. Access Book Sizzle here or sign-up to receive Book Sizzle via email here.

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Book Talk Blog:  The online home of our WYPL-FM author-interveiw series, Book Talk. Here you’ll find podcasts of the interviews and information on future shows.

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BookLetters eNewsletters:  Sign up to receive email newsletters of titles selected by librarians in the area of best-sellers, children’s literature, teen topics, health, and more.

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Books in a Bag is Memphis Public Library’s value-added service for our book club patrons! The program is a one stop shop for all of your book club reading and discussion needs. Each bag also includes: 10 copies of one title; Booklet with background materials; Author biography; Discussion questions; Advice on how to start and sustain a book club

Check out e-books, e-audio, e-magazines, and e-music

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eCollection: Check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and eMusic.

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Gale Literary Sources:  Unlock information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies. Search across centuries to be able to see the broader continuum of the story you choose to tell. Includes Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writers, and Twayne’s Authors.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.
Contact us for password if accessing from outside of the Library.

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Library Book Clubs Directory: Find all the information you need about starting and sustaining your own book club as well as a directory of book clubs that meet at the Library.

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Memphis Reads Blog: Library staff members contribute reviews, essays, and news items about titles in the Library’s collection and raise ideas, questions, and concerns for discussion.

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Movies at the Library: Find out about our popular “A Wider Angle” Film series, find out about other movies playing at your Library, or find out how to check out movies to take home.

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Reading Lists: Not sure what to read next. Browse these lists of best-sellers, award winners, and titles just added to our catalog. You can check our catalog straight from these lists or browse similar titles.

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Reading Lists for Children: Not sure what to read next? Browse our reading lists of award winners and recently added picture books and chapter books.

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Reading Lists for Teens: Find reading selections for various genres, award winners, and more.

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WYPL Books and More Blog: A blog featuring schedule information of FM89.3 WYPL, the radio reading service for the Memphis Public Library and Information Center.