Emory Libraries has your holiday reading, viewing, and listening options

latte and open bookAt 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:

If you are interested in obtaining the print version of one of these books from the Emory Libraries, please request the book through our catalog Library Search. 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:

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:

Fiction:

Music:

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.

Gautham Reddy, South Asian Studies and Religion Librarian