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.”  

The Latest Issue of the Meriam Megaphone is Out!

Be sure to check out our latest edition of the Meriam Megaphone where you can learn about the joy of physical things, why learning to read is a fundamental civil right, what our tech lending staff chose as their go-to item, and the history behind the lost art of "library hand." You'll find all this plus tips for using the library, upcoming fun events, and more in this issue of the Meriam Megaphone!

Film Screening: The Undocumented Lawyer

The Dream Center and Meriam Library will screen the film "The Undocumented Lawyer," a film about Lizbeth Mateo, an attorney who swore to uphold the Constitution. She’s also undocumented. When a client takes sanctuary in a church, Lizbeth’s own experience guides their fight for justice.
Join us for a panel discussion with campus community members on the first floor of Meriam Library in the Research Commons Wednesday, March 13 from 5 to 6:30 pm.

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.

Check out the Meriam Megaphone!

Meriam Library is proud to announce our first-ever newsletter, the Meriam Megaphone! Our newsletter promises to become your source for all things library-related at Chico State! From highlighting new acquisitions and resources in our library to showcasing upcoming events, workshops, research opportunities, and more, the Meriam Megaphone is your go-to guide for staying informed and engaged in all that Meriam Library has to offer. Check it out!

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

"Ask a Librarian" Desk is Back and Amazing!

Meriam Library's "Ask a Librarian" desk has officially reopened! The desk, staffed by knowledgeable academic librarians, promises to be an invaluable asset in your academic journey.

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: