Reference Department

Available Reference Materials

This section of the Hampton Public Library has something for every interest.

Fiction

Arranged by author's last name

  • Regular fiction
  • Mysteries
  • Science Fiction & fantasy
  • Romance
  • Westerns
  • Short stories

Non-Fiction Books
Arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System

Reference Magazines & Newspapers

Almost 500 magazines and newspapers, covering:

  • News
  • General sciences
  • Popular interests, including computers and the Internet
  • A limited selection of journals

Also see our online subscription databases.

Encyclopedias & Other Books

  • General and specialized encyclopedias
  • Book review indexes
  • Bible commentaries
  • Census summaries
  • Almanacs from past years
  • Virginia code
  • English & foreign language dictionaries
  • Car repair guides
  • Gardening & cooking references
  • Thomas Register
  • Art & music indexes
  • Literature criticism
  • Literary anthologies
  • Maps & atlases
  • Biographical information
  • Name books
  • Historical reference books