Celebrating Summer with the Libraries

a coffee cup and an open bookWe in the Emory Libraries have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure you have access to the academic books you need for your research, teaching, and learning. Now that summer has officially arrived, we want to ensure you have some treats to relax. To relax we are reading, listening or watching a variety of treats from good sci-fi thrillers to one of the most famous opera arias of all time. We invite you to check them out too.

First you should know, all Emory University faculty, students, and staff have access to 2 free online library collections: Fulton County Library System (formerly the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library or AFPL) and Emory Libraries.

For Emory Libraries, you can find these titles and many more via:

If you are interested in obtaining the print version of one of these books from the Emory Libraries, please request the book within DiscoverE. For any questions, you can contact the Ask a Librarian service.

For Fulton County Library System, you can use:

If you need to acquire or renew your Emory access to the AFPL, complete the online form, and then email it using your Emory email account to Library [dot] Outreach [at] fultoncountyga [dot] gov. The Fulton County Library System will begin opening branches for curbside pickup on July 1.

Emory’s Librarians’ Summer Lists:



  • Mistress to an Age: A Life of Madame de Staël by J. Christopher Herold
  • So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Feathers by Thor Hanson
  • an open bookThe Splendid and the Vile A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr
  • Hoppin’ John’s Lowcountry Cooking: Recipes and Ruminations from Charleston & the Carolina Coastal Plain by John Martin Taylor
  • The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Fannie Merritt Farmer
  • Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir by Roz Chast
  • Birds of the World by Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
  • Post-genre: Understanding the classical-jazz hybrid of third stream music through the guitar works of Frederic Hand, Ralph Towner, and Ken Hatfield by Andrew Jurik


  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • The Passage by Justin Cronin
  • The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
  • The Folk of the Air trilogy by Holly Black
  • The Arc of the Scythe trilogy by Neal Shusterman
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • The Man without Qualities by Robert Musil

Music & Streaming Video:

A great big thank you to all of the library folks in Acquisitions, Reserves, Music & Media, and our Subject Librarians for sharing their favorites and wish lists.  If you have your own favorite titles and are looking for similar titles, try Novelist, which will recommend read-a likes and similar series for all ages.


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