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 3.9 million
- Serial subscriptions: Nearly 100,000, with more than 80,000 of those via electronic access
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
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.
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.
Personal papers of a broad range of political figures; LGBT collections that document individual and organizational efforts to achieve equality.
Select materials available digitally and remotely.
Social and cultural history of the American South.
Several hundred thousand volumes of rare books and serials dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries.
Pitts Theology Library
Total holdings of more than 550,000 volumes, including 120,000 rare books.