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

latte and 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 the winter holiday break is near, we want to ensure you have some leisure material to enjoy. To relax, we are reading, viewing, and listening to a variety of treats, from good detective thrillers to some of the most famous opera arias of all time. A number of recommendations this year also have a focus on indigenous voices. 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:

The Fulton County Library System is open Monday-Saturday for in-person services.

What are Emory librarians reading, listening to, and viewing?





  • Orange by Caroline Shaw (2019), Performed by the Attacca Quartet (Chamber Music)
  • Sleigh (2023), Christmas compilation from indie label Nettwerk


A great big thank you to all of the library folks in ILL, Music & Media, and our subject librarians for sharing their favorites and wish lists. Special thanks to the Emory Alumni Association and Professor Emil’ Keme for offering must-read titles by indigenous authors. 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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