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Overview of book types (format) | Library services at home | Birmingham City Council

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Overview of book types (format)

Regular print

  • Excellent stock availability
  • Some non-fiction can be limited or reference only

Large print

  • The books can be heavier to hold
  • Some genres and non-fiction titles can be limited

Audio books (cassette/compact disc/mp3)

  • Not all titles and genres are produced within the audio book format

Community languages

  • Urdu regular print fiction provides the biggest choice of available titles
  • Guajarati, Panjabi, Hindi and Bengali are also available