Browse from home

Now that the building is closed to browsing, we know that it can be difficult to decide what to request and read. Here are some resources and tips for you.



      • If you’re someone who enjoys seeing the covers, our online catalog homepage has three carousels featuring the covers of our New Books, New DVDs, and the New York Times Bestsellers.
      • Do you have a favorite genre or topic you read? You can subscribe to any number of genre e-newsletters. The new releases and book suggestions will be delivered to you– no extra work on your part!
      • Similarly, you can search our resource, NoveList, for read alikes, genre suggestions, series order, and more. Have your CAPL card handy to login in and click on one of the images below:

        NoveList Kids

        Juvenile Books


        Adult Books

      • Finally, Keep an eye on our social media channels, Facebook and Instagram, where we regularly share book suggestions from staff and new books hitting our shelves.


Now that you’ve figured out what to read, you may want to space out your requests to avoid receiving too many items at one time. Watch our video below on how to prioritize your holds in the online catalog: