We 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 classes are not in session, we want to ensure you have access to fresh entertainment options, from the best murder mysteries to the most famous opera arias of all time. We invite you to check them out too.
First, you should know that all Emory University faculty, students, and staff have access to two free online library collections, courtesy of the 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:
- Library Search (Emory’s catalog)
- Emory Overdrive ebooks & audiobooks
- Emory Naxos Spoken Word audiobooks & music
- Met Opera on Demand
- Alexander Street Press Music Online
- Swank Digital Campus
If you are interested in obtaining the print version of one of these books from the Emory Libraries, please request the book within Library Search. For any questions, you can contact the Ask a Librarian service.
For Fulton County Library System, you can use:
- FulCo Catalog
- FulCo Overdrive ebooks & audiobooks
- FulCo Hoopla movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows
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 is now open full time, Monday-Saturday for in-person services.
What are Emory librarians reading, listening to, and viewing?
- Queens of the Conquest: England’s Medieval Queens by Alison Weir (History)
- The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wenrow (History)
- Racecraft : The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields (Sociology)
- The Book of Delights by Ross Gay (Essays)
- Dear Science and Other Stories by Katherine McKittrick (African American Studies)
- Pollution is Colonialism by Max Liboiron (Anthropology)
- Three Hours in Paris by Cara Black (Spy Thriller)
- Maisie Dobbs Series by Jacqueline Winspear (Spy Thriller)
- The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh (YA/Fantasy)
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Fiction)
- The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers (Novel)
- Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (Sci-fi)
- The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan (Fantasy)
- Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree (Novel)
- In the Woods by Tara French (Irish Murder Mystery)
- The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji (Japanese Murder Mystery)
- Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia (Murder Mystery)
- Lightseekers by Femi Kayode (Nigerian Thriller)
- The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi (Novel)
- An Elderly Lady is up to no Good by Helene Tursten (Dark Swedish Short Stories)
- The Candy House by Jennifer Egan (Novel)
- A Gathering of Friends by John Williams and Yo-Yo Ma (2022, Cello Concerto)
- Changys Baglaash by Khöömei Beat (2021, Tuvan/Mongolian Throat Singing)
- Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Terence Blanchard (2021, Opera)
- The Farewell directed by Lulu Wang (2019, Comedy-Drama Film)
- Little Dorrit directed by Dearbhla Walsh (2008, BBC Period Piece Series)
- Watchmen directed by Nicole Kassell (2019, Dramatic Television Series)
- Benjamin Franklin directed by Ken Burns (2022, Documentary)
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.
—Gautham Reddy, South Asian Studies and Religion librarian