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About the Common Read

The Common Read program at Nevada State College sparks conversation, community-building, and curiosity via engagement with the Common Read book selection. A new book is chosen each academic year. The program is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and coordinated by the Common Read Committee.

Common Read Book

The Common Read book for Fall 2021-Spring 2023 is:

Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World

Library book access options

Tales of Two Planets is available to borrow for free from the Marydean Martin Library, including ebook and audiobook formats. View all library copies here or use the direct links below. All book formats may be checked out for a 3-week period with renewals subject to availability.

  • Ebook
  • Audiobook
  • Physical books: Multiple copies are available to borrow from the library service desk on the 2nd floor of the Rogers Student Center (RSC) building.

Using OverDrive for ebooks and audiobooks

Common Read ebooks and audiobooks are provided by the library through a platform called OverDrive.

  • When you check out the ebook, you can read it via your browser or with your Kindle via the Libby app.
  • When you check out the audiobook, you can listen via your browser or download the MP3 file via the Libby app.

Using OverDrive’s Libby App
  • Download the app at
  • In the app, search for Nevada State College. You will be prompted to enter your “library card” details, which is simply your NSHE ID and password.
  • From there, you can access library books through the app, connect your Kindle, manage your loan details, and more.

Please contact with any questions about library book access.

Common Read Committee

The individuals listed below are members of the Common Read Committee. Don't hesitate to reach out with any ideas or questions!

Alena Principato (Chair)

Angela Brommel

Clark Pearson

Heather Lang-Cassera

Kimberly Florence