At the Emory Libraries, we 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 the winter holiday break is near, we want to ensure you have some leisure material to enjoy. To relax, we are reading, listening to, or watching a variety of treats from good detective thrillers to some 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 two free online library collections: Fulton County Library System (formerly the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library or AFPL) and Emory Libraries. Since Emory is located in the city of Atlanta, those with an active Emory ID can apply for a Fulton County Public Library card, regardless of where they live.
For Emory Libraries, you can find the titles below and many more via:
- discoverE (Emory’s catalog), soon to be Library Search
- 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 discoverE. For any questions, you can contact the Ask a Librarian service. (Please check our hours page for holiday closures between Dec. 24-Jan. 2.)
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, but check the link for any changes in COVID-19 protocols.
What are Emory librarians reading, listening to, and viewing?Nonfiction:
- Work Won’t Love You Back: How devotion to our jobs keeps us exploited, exhausted, and alone by Sarah Jaffe
- Atlanta’s Historic Westview Cemetery by Jeff Clemens
- Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams
- The Man who ate too Much: the life of James Beard by John Birdsall
- Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge by Richard Ovenden
- The Bird Way: a new look at how birds talk, work, play, parent, and think by Jennifer Ackerman
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
Dishoom: The first ever cookbook from the much loved Indian Restaurant by Shamil and Kavi Thakrar
- Mag Men: Fifty Years of Making Magazines by Walter Bernard & Milton Glaser
- The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal (Sci-fi)
- Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal (Detective)
- The Princess Casamassima by Henry James (Literary Classic)
- Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger and Rovina Cai (YA / Fantasy)
- The Witch Elm by Tana French (Suspense)
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (YA / Fantasy)
- The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton (Historical Fiction / Crime)
- Eugene Onegin, opera by Tchaikovsky
The Ziur Movement performed by Maneli Jamal
Songs of Our Native Daughters by Our Native Daughters (2019)
Summertime by Isata Kanneh-Mason
- Clueless (1995) starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, and Paul Rudd.
- Eighth Grade (2018) starring Elsie Fisher and directed by Bo Burnam.
- Paprika (2006), Japanese, directed by Ken Satoshi
Exterminate All the Brutes (2021) by Raoul Peck
- Rumble: the Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) by Catherine Bainbridge
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.
by Gauthan Reddy, South Asian Studies librarian