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The North End Branch Library’s adult fiction collection offers the latest best-sellers, romances, mysteries, classics, large-print fiction, books-on-tape and more. The reference collection includes encyclopedias, college catalogs, foreign-language dictionaries etc. The Branch maintains a popular non-fiction collection, with lots of books on cooking, health, literature, personal finance and computers. A small Italian-language collection is also available. The children’s collection includes a variety of books and media for all ages: picture books, first readers, mysteries, fiction, non-fiction, biographies, reference and audio- and video-cassettes. The North End Branch maintains a local history collection which is mainly comprised of published monographs. The Branch recently acquired the archives of the North End Union as a supplement to this collection, this collection has been moved to the Rare Books Department. The Branch also has a large selection of popular magazines for adults, children and Italian-language readers. The Branch maintains subscriptions to several daily newspapers.