Fiction Department
Mystery & Suspense shelves

The Collection

The Fiction Department houses over 250,000 items and is the largest fiction collection for adults in the state of Maryland and one of the largest in the country. Included in the collection are:

  • best sellers
  • recent fiction
  • mystery and suspense
  • science fiction and fantasy
  • romance
  • horror
  • historical fiction
  • classics
  • African American fiction
  • international fiction
  • fiction in Large Print
  • fiction in foreign languages 

State Library Resources

The Fiction Department has unique resources: