Book in Common Display on Second Floor

Meriam Library is proud to be a destination in the travelling exhibit for Book in Common author Clint Smith. In his book How the Word is Passed, Smith reckons with the history of slavery across America, as well as opens up a conversation about this underexplored topic in our collective history. Smith asserts that “our country is in a moment, at an inflection point, in which there is a willingness to more fully grapple with the legacy of slavery, and how it shaped the world we live in today.”  

Late Night Study @ the Library is Back!

Starting March 3, Late Night Study will return to Meriam Library. The Grove and Research Commons on the first floor of Meriam Library will remain open until 11:45 pm Sunday through Thursday to provide students a study area after the main library closes at 9:45 pm. Access is open to students, faculty, and staff with presentation of their Wildcat ID card.

Third Floor Reopens February 19!

It seems like it has been forever, but the third floor of Meriam Library will reopen February 19! Updates to the third floor included new ceiling tiles, lighting, an upgrade to the HVAC system and a fresh coat of paint. We will be hosting a Silent Seeker Scavenger Search February 19-25 in honor of the reoopening where students can grab an entry form, answer the questions, and enter to win $50 on their Wildcat card! We've missed the books and are so glad to have them back!

Lab Printing Currently Unavailable

Lab printing is currently unavailable at Meriam Library. The Division of IT manages print services and is working on a resolution. In the meantime, printing services are available at your specific Student Success Center and at the locations below. If you have questions or comments, please contact IT Service and Support by email at or by phone by calling  530-898-4357.

College of Agriculture
 Plumas 111

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
 Butte 518 and Modoc 223

Take Photos and Make Meriam Library a Better Space!

Are you a Chico State undergraduate student, at least 18 years old, who self-identifies as Indigenous, Asian, Asian-Pacific Islander, East Asian or Southeast Asian? Just take photos around the library and talk in a group setting about why you took them!

The Meriam Library is looking for up to 30 students to participate in a photovoice study about how you feel about the library space.

Spring 2024 Library Hours Update

Meriam Library Spring 2024 Hours

For the spring semester, starting Sunday, March 3, 2024, the Research Commons and The Grove on the first floor will remain open for two additional hours following the closing of the main library at 9:45 pm. Our hours of operation are:

Student Display Cases Available!

Wildcat Display Cases are open!

Meriam Library has two display cases which can be reserved by student organizations, the Wildcat Display Cases. Only one case may be reserved at a time by one person/ organization, for a maximum time period of one calendar month. The Wildcat Display cases are located on the fourth floor of the library, near the Children's Literature Collection.

Community Service Officers now stationed in the library

The University Police Department has offered to station Community Service Officers (CSO) on the second floor of the library, and the library administration has complied. The CSOs will supplement the library student workforce, bringing new possibilities to help the library with various student worker tasks.

When will CSOs be on duty?

CSOs will cover the evening shift, from 6pm - midnight.

Where will the CSOs station be located?

NEW! Self-checkout stations for books!

Meriam Library is delighted to launch TWO new self-checkout stations located on the First floor, across from the Circulation Desk!

These self-contained machines use smart cloud technology to checkout and desensitize books. Simply scan your Wildcat ID, follow the prompts on the kiosk, scan the barcode, and desensitize your books. Watch our IG tutorial on how to use this neat feature!

Full instructions are below: