For details relating to Emory Libraries and collection access, please view our Summer 2021 Services and Spaces chart.

Please note the Woodruff Library’s Matheson Reading Room will be closed on Thursday, August 5th from 7:30 am until 2 pm.

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Visitor Information

The Woodruff Library Building is now admitting visitors by appointment during designated visitor hours.

Plan Your Visit

Visitor appointments for the Woodruff Library Building may be scheduled for up to 4 hours daily with the possibility of renewal.

Please note the Marian K. Heilburn Music and Media Library remains closed for the summer. 

Hours and policies for the Rose Library may differ.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

Visitors must adhere to all current and applicable Emory COVID-19 health and safety protocols at the time of their visit, including face-covering requirements, symptom checking, and recommended hygiene practices.  

For additional information please reference the Emory University Visitor Policy

Visitors who refuse to or cannot comply with campus protocols will not be allowed to enter the library.

Visitor Hours

Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Schedule Your Visit

Visit the Woodruff Library Visitor Access scheduler to set your appointment time. 

Please note that the commuter shower is closed to all users. 

Please refer to the RosePitts, Law, Oxford, and Health Sciences library websites for visitor information particular to those locations.


During Your Visit


There are many visitor parking locations on both the Emory University campus and Oxford College. Please visit our Maps pages and the Emory Transportation and Parking Services Visitor Parking page to learn more.


We seek to provide equal access to library services and collections for all library users. Our accessibility page offers information on assistive technologies, accessible restrooms and study spaces, service animals, and accommodations.

Find Your Way Around

The Woodruff Library Building is home to multiple libraries, service points, academic technologies, and collections. Our Library Maps and Spaces page features a cross-section image of the facility, links to the various libraries and departments, and an up-to-date call number guide.

Borrowing Privileges for Visitors

Visitors from ARCHE schools may be eligible for library privileges at the Emory Libraries. Members of the public may purchase privileges. 

The Woodruff Library stacks tower is open to visitors for browsing. Self-service checkout of materials is available on Level 2.

See our Borrowing Privileges page for more information.

Emory Libraries Technologies

EmoryGuest Wi-Fi Network  
EmoryGuest wireless access is provided for visitors of Emory University who have not been granted a Network ID and password. On your device select the EmoryGuest wireless network from the list of the available networks. 

EmoryGuest users are automatically logged off after 4 hours. Also, EmoryGuest users do not have access to Emory University's electronic resources (databases, eJournals, etc.) that are restricted to Emory University faculty, staff, and students. 

Access Electronic Resources  
To access electronic resources, such as databases, eJournals, e-books, etc., please call or visit your library 
and ask staff about visitor computer access or the availability of particular items. While many e-resources are available to visitors, some are restricted.  

Visitor Computers
The Woodruff Library has three computer workstations reserved for visitor use by appointment. These computers are located on Level 2 near the Library Service Desk.

Please check-in at the Library Service Desk at the time of your appointment and ask a member of the library staff to assist you with signing in.

Other Emory Libraries: please contact your library's service desk for details. 

Printing, Copying, and Scanning   
Visitors must purchase a guest copy card to print or make paper copies in Emory Libraries. 

Cards can be purchased at the Emory Card deposit machine or at the Woodruff Library Service Desk on Level 2. Also available near the Library Service Desk is a free digital scanner that quickly produces high-quality copies you can email to yourself or save to a flash drive. 

For more information on computing in Woodruff Library, please see our Learning Commons page. 

Other Libraries  

Please contact your library for more information on computer services and resources. 

Contact Us

You can speak to a staff member at the Library Service Desk on Level 2 of the Woodruff Library, or contact us by call, email, or text: 

Call: 404-727-6873
Text: 404-994-3366