Does the library have popular reading books?


The Popular Reading Collection at Rensselaer Libraries

Need a break from scholarly reading? RPI Libraries offers a rotating collection of current popular literature for the enjoyment of the university's faculty, students, and staff. Our popular reading consists of fiction and non-fiction, often the current "best sellers." The purpose of the popular reading collection is to offer resources outside of our standard collection of academic monographs and serials.

The popular reading collection is located in Folsom Library on the 2nd (main) floor near the chess board. The collection consists of newly released leisure reading books and has a two week loan period.

More Free Ways to Read Popular Titles

Want more popular reading?

  • Borrow books from ConnectNY and have them delivered to Folsom Library. 
  • Register for a Troy Public Library Card to get access to physical and electronic material from the Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS). 
  • You can register online and pick up your card at 102 Second St. (bring your valid forms of identification).

Electronic material (books, audiobooks, graphic novels) through Overdrive's Libby app.

Protip: you can "stack" your UHLS, NYPL and BKLN cards in the Libby app to maximize access to ebooks and cut down on hold wait times.


  • Last Updated Mar 08, 2024
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  • Answered By Brenden McCarthy

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