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Emeritus Library Services

The Emeritus Faculty Room, located in Library 4026F, is available to all CSUS Emeriti faculty members whenever the CSUS library is open. The room is furnished with a PC and printer, a table with a laptop connection, several comfortable chairs, and a telephone. The walls are decorated with historical CSUS posters.

Emeriti faculty can borrow up to 100 items for a six-month loan, subject to recall after 3 weeks. For further information about checking out library material, please see Circulation Services.

For additional information about Emeritus Faculty Services, See the SilverLink Web site or the CSUS Emeritus Page on the Center for Teaching & Learning web site.

Emeritus Book Group

All Emeriti faculty are invited to join a book group sponsored by the CSUS Emeritus Association, the CSUS Friends of the Library, and the CSUS Library.

Please come! The Book Group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM. Please contact Lou Lower at (916) 456-5879 or for monthly book group locations.

Schedule of Book Discussions:


  • September 10: The Post American World. By Fareed Zakaria.
  • October 8: The Straight Man. By Richard Russo.
  • November 12: Fine Just the Wayu it is: Wyoming Stories 3. By Annie Proulx.
  • December: No Meeting
  • January. 14: The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. By Annette Gordon-Reed.
  • February 11: The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao. By Joan Diaz.
  • March 11: White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickenson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. By Brenda Wineapple.
  • April 8: Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War. By Sebastian Faulks.
  • May 13: The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals. By Jane Mayer.
  • June 10: All the Pretty Horses. By Cormac McCarthy.
  • July 8: The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court. By Jeffrey Toobin.
  • August 12: American Rust. By Phillip Meyer.
  • September 9: Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever. By Walter Kirn.
  • October 14: The White Tiger. By Aravind Adega.
  • November 11: The Evolution of God. By Robert Wright

Past Readings:
1. Empire Falls. By Richard Russo. 2. Carry Me Home. By Diane McWhoter. 3. Disgrace. By J. M. Coetzee. 4. The Metaphysical Club. By Louis Menand. 5. Three Junes. By Julia Glass. 6. The Noonday Demon. By Andrew Solomon. 7. Cold Mountain. By Charles Frazier. 8. Guns, Germs and Steel: Fates of Human Societies. By Jared Diamond. 9. The Ghost Road. By Pat Barker. 10. Annals of the Former World. By John McPhee. 11. The Moviegoer. By Walker Percy. 12. Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World. By Margaret McMillans. 13. Life of Pi. By Yann Martel. 14. Slaves in the Family. By Edward Ball. 15. Palace Walk. By Naquib Mahfouz. 16. John Adams. By David McCullough. 17. Love of a Good Woman. By Alice Munro. 18. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life. By Walter Isaacson. 19. Half a Life: A Novel. By V. S. Naipaul. 20. Where I was From. By Joan Didion. 21. Middlesex. By Jeffrey Eugenides. 22. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. By Anne Fadiman. 23. Family Matters. By Rohinton Mistry. 24. Reading Lolita in Tehran. By Azar Nafisi. 25. Middle Age. By Joyce Carol Oates. 26. Under the Banner of Heaven. By Jon Krakauer. 27. The Namesake. By Jhumpa Lahiri. 28. Whats the Matter with Kansas? By Thomas Frank. 29. The Great Fire. By Shirley Hazzard. 30. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature. By Steven Pinker. 31. Anils Ghost. By Michael Ondaatje. 32. Waiting for Snow in Havana. By Carol Eire. 33. The Known World. By Edward P. Jones. 34. Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis. 34. The Plot Against America. By Philip Roth. 36 Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded. By Simon Winchester. 37. The Kite Runner. By Khalid Hosseni. 38. Paris to the Moon. By Adam Gopnick. 39. The Human Fly and Other Stories. By T.C. Boyle. 40. The Devil in the White City. By Erik Larson. 41. The Blind Assassin. By Margaret Atwood. 42. The Year of Magical Thinking. By Joan Didion. 43. Freakonomics. By Steven Leavitt and Stephen Dubner. 44. Gilead. By Marilynne Robinson. 45. 1776. By David McCullough. 46. On Beauty. By Zadie Smith. 47. The God Delusion. By Richard Dawkins. 48. Never Let Me Go. By Kazuo Ishiguro. 49. The March. By E.I. Doctorow. 50. 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare. By James Shapiro. 51. The Inheritance of Loss. By Kiran Desai. 52. The Heart Speaks. By Mimi Guarneri. 53. The Historian. By Elizabeth Kostova. 54. Oracle Bones. By Peter Hessler. 55. The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914. By David McCullough. 56. Funny in Farsi. By Firoozeh Dumas. 57. Love in a Time of Cholera. By Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 58. The Emperor's Children. By Claire Messud. 59. The Fall of the Roman Empire. By Peter Heather. 60. My Name is Red. By Orhan Pamuk. 61. The Echo Maker. By Richard Powers. 62. The Looming Tower: Al Quaeda and the Road to 9/11. By Lawrence Wright. 63. Tree of Smoke. By Denis Johnson. 64. Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations. By Georgina Howell. 65. When A Crocodile Eats the Sun. By Peter Godwin. 66. Special Topics in Calamity Physics. By Marisha Pessl. 67. Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love and Betrayal. By Ben Macintyre. 68. Soul Mountain. By Xingjian Gao. 69. God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe 570-1215. By David Levering Lewis. 70. Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West. By Cormac McCarthy. 71. March. By Geraldine Brooks. 72. The Conscience of a Liberal. By Paul Krugman. 73. Sacred Games. By Vikram Chandra.

______________ Please contact Dr. Mary Reddick ( (916) 278-4045 in Library 4025 for further information about Emeritus Library Services.