Check out Emory Libraries for summer reading, viewing, and listening options

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 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:

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:

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?





  • 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

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