Libraries

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The Emory library system comprises the Robert W. Woodruff Library and several specialty libraries.

The libraries make a wide range of remarkable assets available to the university community and the general public, including:

  • Print and electronic volumes: More than 4 million
  • Serial subscriptions: Nearly 100,000, with more than 97,000 of those via electronic access

Emory Libraries

Special Collections

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

African American History and Culture

Civil rights and post-civil rights movements, including the Southern Christian Leadership Conference archives; African American literature and the arts; African Americans and sports; black print culture; blacks and the Left; and expatriate literary and cultural figures.

Literature and Poetry

Modern and contemporary literature, including the papers of Nobel Prize-winner Seamus Heaney, former Poet Laureate of Great Britain Ted Hughes, Booker Prize-winner Salman Rushdie and Pulitzer Prize-winner Alice Walker, as well as the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library.

Modern Politics

Personal papers of a broad range of political figures; LGBT collections that document individual and organizational efforts to achieve equality.

Online Collections

Select materials available digitally and remotely.

Southern History

Social and cultural history of the American South.

Rare Books

Several hundred thousand volumes of rare books and serials dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries.

Pitts Theology Library

Theological Materials

Total holdings of more than 550,000 volumes, including 120,000 rare books.

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