Genres Made Easy

Follett’s genre services include everything you need to get started. Already genrefied? Our customized solutions will simplify purchasing shelf-ready books.

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Why Genrefy?

Create a library space that allows students easy access to books they love along with the ability to explore new genres. Genrefication helps increase circulation by appealing to students’ interests and supporting better partnerships with teachers using genres in English Language Arts.

Watch how one school transformed its library through genrefication to better support the needs of today’s students and teachers.

“I would absolutely recommend Follett’s genrefication services to other schools! If you have a clear vision of the reading experience you want to offer your students but aren’t entirely sure how to make it a reality, the Follett team will help you navigate the logistics to ensure that your dream comes to fruition.”
Cara Fitzgerald — Librarian/Literacy Coach and Academic Coordinator

Read more about Equality Charter School’s success

Shelf-Ready To Go!

Follett has added genre support to our already high-quality cataloging & processing services. We’ve identified a diverse set of topics & themes to make sure that every book in your library has a home.

We offer grade-appropriate genre signage and labels. You’ll have options to pick what works best for your students.

Once you’re set up with genre cataloging & processing, Titlewave will suggest genres as you build your lists. You’re the expert in your library. If Titlewave’s suggestion isn’t the best fit for you, it’s easy to pick a different genre.

When developing our genres, we evaluated what customers are doing today with the help of our Genre Advisory Board. This team of experienced media specialists, across the US and beyond, helped us identify the best topics and subjects that reflect current interests.

Explore Follett Genres

Discover why more schools trust Follett's white glove, new school collection services. In this video, we take you to Tays Junior High School in Katy, Texas where the librarian chose Follett to open her third new school library!

Genre Services, Best Practices, and the Road Ahead

If you’re ready to take the plunge and transform your library, start with our Genre Checklist.

Our Genre Checklist can help you prepare for a conversation with your sales consultant. Follett can help you choose your genres and provide recommendations for cataloging & processing.

For a deeper dive, check out our Best Practices Guide.

If you have questions while you’re in the middle of the process and need an expert’s support, email us at

Don’t forget, Follett does offer Genre Consulting Services where we provide hands-on guidance with planning, coordinating and delivering the work of genrefying a collection. Find out more about this service from your sales consultant.