Thursday, May 10

Top 25 Titles in Libraries Across the Nation

According to OCLC* (Online Computer Library Center) in 2005 the top 25 titles found in libraries across the nation are:

  1. Bible
  2. U.S. Census
  3. Mother Goose
  4. Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri
  5. Odyssey, Homer
  6. Iliad, Homer
  7. Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  8. Lord of the Rings (trilogy), J.R.R.Tolkien
  9. Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  10. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  11. Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes
  12. Beowulf
  13. Koran
  14. Night before Christmas, Clement Clarke Moore
  15. Garfield, Jim Davis
  16. Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
  17. Aesop's Fables
  18. Arabian Nights
  19. Macbeth, William Shakespeare
  20. Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift
  21. Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
  22. Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
  23. Bhagavadgita
  24. Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
  25. Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer

Would these be in your top 25? Can you believe Garfield is #15? All of these can be found in a CMRLS library near you!

*Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs. More than 57,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials.

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