Library Facilities

Emory University has seven library facilities: the Robert W. Woodruff Library for Advanced Studies, the Asa Griggs Candler Library, the James Samuel Guy Chemistry Library, the Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, the Health Sciences Library, the Pitts Theology Library, and the Hoke O'Kelley Library. Total collections for the university number approximately 2.2 million volumes, 1.5 million microforms, 38,000 reels of microfilm, 5,600 linear feet of manuscripts and a growing inventory of non-print materials. The libraries maintain 17,000 subscriptions to serials and periodicals.

 

Hugh F. Macmillan Law Library


The Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library is one of the more advanced law libraries in the country. Adjacent to Gambrell Hall, it is designed for easy student access. Containing more than 300,000 volumes and more than 6,000 serial subscriptions, collection covers all major Anglo-American legal subjects in depth and is also a selective depository for U.S. government documents and for publications of the European Community. In addition to its extensive computer facilities, MacMillan Library contains a number of special use rooms, including a state-of-the-art computer classroom, conference, and video space. The library's service philosophy is client-oriented, a student support is a priority. All students are trained on LEXIS and WESTLAW and have free access to these legal research databases as well as to the Internet through the law school's own server. Students may also use the library's computer labs, which offer Macintosh and DOS-compatible computers and have access to almost unlimited of information through our World Wide Web site.

 

Robert W. Woodruff Library for Advanced Studies


The Woodruff Library provides excellent facilities and services for study and research, including assigned graduate student carrels, dissertation study facilities, and faculty offices. The Special Collections Department houses rare books, university archive manuscripts, and notable collections. Reference staff members provide group an individual bibliographic assistance and instruction in connection with specific courses, subject fields, or individual research projects. Reference service also includes computerized data-base searching.

 

Other Library Resources


Students may use all libraries within the University Center group by obtaining an interlibrary use card at an Emory library reference department. The card may be used to borrow materials not available at Emory libraries. Member libraries include those at Agnes Scott College, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta University Center, Columbia Theological Seminary, Emory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Kennesaw College, Mercer University Atlanta, Oglethorpe University, Southern Technical Institute, and the University of Georgia.