What's New for Fall 2021

The Emory Libraries have been busy in preparation for this unprecedented fall semester. Check out our latest exciting updates in technology support, study spaces, collection development, and more.

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Computing Center at Cox Hall 
Woodruff Library Building 
    Checking Out Materials 
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library 
Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library

For campus-wide health and safety information as it relates to Emory Libraries, please visit our FAQ.

Computing Center at Cox Hall 

Computing Center
  • ArtsLab: New visual arts studio for all students, a collaboration between Student Digital Life’s TechLab and Emory’s Center for Creativity and the Arts
  • Do-it-yourself 3D printers: TechLab is piloting walk-up 3D printing in the Computing Center. Students can now handle their own 3D printing using the pre-provided filament or another suitable material of their choice.  
  • Board games collection: The Computing Center launched a board game lending program just as the campus shut down in spring 2020. Students can visit the games page to see what’s available and reserve their favorite games. 


Computer Library
  • A new For Students section on the Emory Libraries website is designed to help students navigate the great resources offered by the Woodruff Library and other campus libraries. Students can learn more about ways to get support with their research and their classes, check out upcoming events and programming, and explore the many spaces, collections, and resources available to them.    
  • Canvas On-Demand training courses: These courses at the Emory Canvas support page offer faculty and instructors the flexibility to take control of their own learning at a pace that's suitable and fits their schedules. 
  • New collections: The Rose and Woodruff Libraries are offering several notable new collections for your research and teaching needs. Examples include the Brill e-books collection, Docuseek’s African American Studies film collection, The Global Health Archive database, and additions to the C.T. and Octavia Vivian papers. 

Woodruff Library Building 

Woodruff Sign
  • Banjo Coffee Company is open on Level 1 in the former Peet’s space at the Woodruff Library building. The Atlanta-based Banjo, which also has a café in Avondale Estates, got its start selling cold-brew coffee but also offers hot coffee and espresso drinks. 
  • Streaming & Recording Studio (SRS): New production studio on Level 1 of the Woodruff Library for students and faculty to record or stream high-quality video/audio in a professional setting. There are now five studios in total; visit the production studios page for details and booking information.
  • More group study rooms: The number of group studies in Woodruff has increased to 19 (two have been added to Level 3, and an additional study was added to Level 4).
  • The new Emory Libraries Teaching & Learning Center will be opening in early fall in Woodruff 217 – This is a center for individual faculty or group consultations with educational analysts from Teaching & Learning Technologies, subject librarians, the Scholarly Communications office, and library instruction experts. This will also be the new home for Canvas workshops and consultations, and the campus hub supporting teaching with technology.

Checking Out Materials 

Woodruff desk
  • Media and Course Reserves pick up will take place at the Library Service Desk on Level 2. Media is now requestable through Library Search. The Music and Media Library service desk will close, making way for additional study areas for students.
  • Media devices and equipment such as laptops, chargers, cameras, tripods, and other items will circulate from the Library Service Desk. Learn more about checking out and returning these items.
  • New media equipment has been added to our collection, including 20 new Chromebooks and more USB-C chargers. Five portable two-TB hard drives will be added during the fall semester.
  • Self-service pick up of requested Woodruff Library materials is available 24/7 from the outdoor locker kiosk. The lockers were installed during the spring 2021 semester.
  • More self-service checkout kiosks are now available at the Library Service Desk. Four kiosks can be used for contact-free checkout of library books anytime the library is open.
  • Patrons can resume picking up requested materials in person. Library-to-go services such as Curbside Pickup and Grab-and-Go have been discontinued. 

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library 

Rose desk

Rose Library has added three new instructional videos to help students and faculty learn more about using archival and rare materials for research:

In addition, the university records management program is being rejuvenated with the recent hiring of university archives records manager Dr. Tishangi Bennett.

To find out about the existing program, visit the Emory University Records Management website.

To learn more, please send an email to Tishangi Bennett.

Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library 

Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library
  • Students can use an online reservation system to book group study rooms. Rooms may be reserved for up to three 2-hour periods per day and can be reserved up to one week in advance.  
  • The workshop registration and management will transition to a new system for fall. LibCal will make registering, canceling, discovering additional information about workshops, and communication with the instructor seamless for the student.