Lantis Award – Now Accepting Applications!

Professor David Lantis was a faculty member of the Department of Geography who understood that private giving would help to enrich the teaching and learning environment of the University. Professor Lantis and his wife, Helen, donated $2.1 million to endow a university chair in their name, which allows for the annual funding of up to three university professorships between $20,000 and $40,000, depending on available funds.


New resource sharing product at the library

Meriam Library is excited to announce that we implemented a new resource sharing product and interface in July 2022. Resource sharing (also known as Interlibrary Loan) is a free service available to all Chico State students, faculty, and staff to request physical and electronic materials from other libraries.

New Research Resources!

In support of the new CSU initiatives to support Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, the Chancellor's Office has agreed to fund FIVE archives and ONE new database! 

These holdings were identified by the CSU as valuable resources for EDI research.

  • American Indian Histories and Cultures
  • American Indian Newspapers
  • Ethnic Diversity Source
  • Japanese American Incarceration: Records of the War Relocation Authority, (1942-1946)
  • Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper (1934-2010)
  • Race Relations in America

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:

Furniture Update!

The past week floors 2 and 3 have been closed to receive new furniture. Monday was very productive, with a truck of new furniture arriving, movers to move it in, people to assemble what arrived. We also had old furniture removed on Monday and Tuesday.


Get Inspired 2022

Inspired is the celebration of research and creative activity. This event is co-presented by Meriam Library and Chico State Enterprises.

The much anticipated, Inspired 2022 event will be modified for Spring 2022 with a virtual presentation and in person exhibit in the Meriam Library recognizing faculty publications, creative activities, and campus awards on April 6, 2022 at 3:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Author Publishing Charges (APCs) California State University / Elsevier Renewal Announcement

In 2020, Elsevier and California State University (CSU) entered into a pilot agreement, which provided CSU researchers with access to Elsevier journals and supports open access publishing. When publishing in applicable Elsevier journals, CSU authors can choose to publish open access at no additional cost to the author. In other words, authors can publish OA for free since all Article Publishing Charge (APC) fees are waived under this agreement.