Pitts Library Use Policies

Pitts Theology Library Building and Resources Use Policy

The Pitts Theology Library is part of the Candler School of Theology and a professional library of Emory University. Its primary focus is to support the teaching, research, and service missions of the School of Theology and the University. Because of the covid-19 situation and the resulting protocols of Emory University, the use policies of the building and the collection, outlined below, are far different than they have been in the past. If you have any questions about the use of the library’s facilities or collections, please contact Bo Adams, Director of the Library, at rmadams@emory.edu.

Building Use Policies

Access for Those Without Valid Emory IDs

Access to the Circulating Collection

The Pitts circulating collections are available to all patrons who are cleared to enter the library. Items may be pulled and checked out at the circulation desk. 

Access to Special Collections

Pitts is conducting on-demand digitization of these materials for many patron requests. For information about that service, please contact pittssc@emory.edu. If digitization is not sufficient for research needs, current Emory faculty, students, and staff can make reservations to view materials in the Special Collections Reading Room, Monday through Friday10am-4pm. For details and to make a reservation, visit pitts.emory.edu/collections.

Emory Alumni and Affiliates

Access to the library is limited to those who have valid Emory IDs and those who have approved reservations. Emory alumni who want to enter the library must make a reservation. Emory alumni users have access to the electronic resources licensed for alumni use (see pitts.emory.edu/alums).

Small Group Study Rooms

All Pitts group study rooms are closed until further notice.

Book Donations

All inquiries about book donations should be made to Bo Adams, Director of the Library, at rmadams@emory.edu