The NCL numbered its books up until Series Four. There are a total of 196 titles numbered in the main library, 12 in the “O” library, and 17 in the “W” library. See About the NCL for more details on this. Below is a complete list of all 225 numbered titles. The list is a reference for those interested in collecting the library like I am. The three tables below include columns for the Series Number (#), Book Title (Title), and one column for each series from Series One to Series Six (S1-S6). If the Book Title is linked, it will lead the reader to that title’s individual page. When the Book Title is linked the reader will notice it will also have images in at least one of the columns to the right. A link means the title is in my collection, an image means I have the title in that series. If the reader sees a “-” instead of an image, it means the title was not included in that series.
Every NCL title I have in my collection has its own page. On that page is a synopsis taken from the back cover, a gallery of images showing the book’s cover, title page or pages, copyright page, and catalogue page or pages, and if the title is in the public domain, a downloadable pdf ebook file and a link to places where the reader can download an Epub or Mobi version of the book. When I have the title in more than one of the series, then the page will show a synopsis and image gallery for each series I have. The NCL Complete Numbered List is a quick way for the reader to see all the titles in the NCL and which of them have pages of their own on the site. It is also a quick way for me to see all the books in my collection I have listed on the site.
Main SeriesThe Main Series is like the title indicates, the main books in the NCL. It includes all the novels and short story collections of the library. The Main Series has 196 titles when you only include those that were numbered. When Series Four started, the numbering of titles ceased. If Series Four to Six have a title which was previously included in the numbering system of Series One to Three, I added it to the row where the number is shown. If not, then the book is listed at the end of the table without a number. The books without a number are sorted in alphabetical order.
"O" SeriesThe O in the "O" Series stands for Originals. The twelve books in the "O" Series are NCL originals not reprints like in the Main Series. Where the Main Series concentrates on novels and short story collections, the "O" Series books turn their focus to poetry and criticism.
|O1||Poets of the Confederation||-||-||-|
|O2||Masks of Fiction||-||-||-||-|
|O3||Masks of Poetry||-||-||-||-|
|O4||Poetry of Mid-Century||-||-||-|
|O5||Poets Between the Wars||-||-||-|
|O6||The Poems of Earle Birney||-||-||-||-|
|O7||Poets of Contemporary Canada||-||-||-||-|
|O8||Nineteenth-Century Narrative Poems||-||-||-||-|
|O9||The Poems of Bliss Carman||-||-||-||-|
|O10||Poems of Al Purdy||-||-||-||-|
|O11||The Damnation of Vancouver||-||-||-||-|
|O12||The Selected Poems of Irving Layton||-||-||-||-|
|-||Canadian Poetry: From the Beginnings Through the First World War||-||-||-|
"W" SeriesThe W in the "W" Series stands for Writers. The seventeen handbooks in the Canadian Writers Series focusses on significant Canadian authors with introductions to the writer, criticism of his or her works, and information of a biographical and bibliographical nature.
|W2||E. J. Pratt||--||-||-||-|
|W4||Frederick Philip Grove||-||-||-||-|