National Library Week! April 20-24, 2020

It is National Library Week 2020!

Discover your place a the library through our virtual resources, databases, reference and research help, and social media posts.

Research Breakdown: Now on Zoom

Research Breakdown is now on Zoom! Students can drop-in and get one-on-one library and research help virtually from a librarian Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5-7pm for the entirety of April. No appointment needed and webcams not necessary. Please share the attached graphic and meeting ID/link information with your students!


Recurring Meeting ID: 859-312-956
Recurring Meeting Link:


Expanded Access to Online Research Resources during COVID-19

Publishers and vendors have generously opened their content packages to CSU for free and limited amounts of time so that CSU Chico faculty, staff, and students have access to additional electronic research and teaching content at this time. The Meriam Library has been working with the Chancellor’s Office to set up this new content, much of which is full-text.

Library Research Help for Students Online

Though the environment is a bit different than usual, librarians at Meriam Library want our campus partners to know that we are prepared and committed to continue serving the Chico State community. To ensure our students have a continuous and successful online learning experience, we’re providing many of our traditional services online, as well as new opportunities for students to interact with a librarian for research assistance, class and group instruction, or for individual assistance.

Meriam Library Resources and Support for Online Instruction

The Meriam Library is dedicated to assisting students and faculty as we move to an online teaching environment. There are several actions that we have taken to ensure reference and research assistance, as well as Information Literacy instruction can continue to be provided.

Internet Connectivity Resources

If you are needing access to internet off campus, Chico State has compiled a list of resources. Please click here

Photo by Jason Halley.

Inspired Event Postponed

The safety and health of our community is a top priority.  At this time, Meriam Library and Chico State Enterprises have decided to postpone the Inspired event planned for March 25, 2020 following the CSU and State guidelines for gatherings.  We have made this decision after careful consideration of the well-being of everyone involved.


March Display for National Nutrition Month!

Meriam Library is celebrating National Nutrition Month during the month of March! National Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Some key messages from this campaign are:

Discover the benefits of a healthy eating style.

Choose foods and drinks that are good for your health.

Select healthier options when eating away from home.

Renaissanced exhibit features Rare Books from Meriam Library Special Collections and University Archives

At the Janet Turner Print Museum a collection of rare books selected from the Meriam Library Special Collections and University Archives are currently on exhibit.

Renaissanced was curated by History Professor Jason Nice and students in Renaissance Civilization: 1300-1550, students explore prints in the Turner Collection to analyze and complicate the enduring themes of the Renaissance.