Online Resources for Remote Learning

Beginning Monday, March 23, Pitts Theology Library is limiting service to scanning and delivery for sections of books in the physical collections for all Emory patrons. For more information, visit

Requesting Scans of Sections of Books

For more information, visit

During the period of remote learning, Pitts will be operating with limited staffing. While we are working hard, in person and remotely, to support our patrons, at times the demand on our services will be greater than our capacity. Therefore, when submitting reference questions, scan requests, and other inquiries, we ask you to have patience and that you provide as much information as possible about your requests. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Please check the Pitts Library LibGuides for a general introduction to online resources and speak to a Reference Librarian for more help!

Pitts encourages Candler students, faculty, and staff to use the many online resources available to them.

Video Tutorial: Using Online Reference Materials
Video Tutorial: Finding eBooks
Video Tutorial: Finding Articles

Online Help Available During Regular Business Hours

Have a research question? Need to know how to cite a reference? Curious about online reference materials? You can email or chat with us from wherever you are, so just ask! Reference Librarians are ready and standing by to talk with you during normal reference desk hours: M-F 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Research Consultations

Reference consultations are available on a request basis, M-F, 10:00am - 2:00pm. Schedule a time to chat with a reference librarian in a more in-depth manner by visiting our appointments website. A librarian will contact you before your meeting by email, phone, or through Zoom.

Online Materials and Tools

Pitts has an extensive collection of online materials available to you if you cannot get to the physical items. You can find and access them by searching in several different databases.

Primary Remote Learning Tools

For information about using Zoom and Canvas, visit Candler's Remote Learning page.

Course Reserves

Physical Course Reserves materials are currently out of circulation. Please contact for more information.

Many textbook publishers are offering free online access to selected required textbooks through Vital Source Helps. Sign up at and select “Bookshelf Login” to find textbooks from participating publishers. Be sure to use your email.

Returning Materials

Effective immediately, all due dates for materials currently on loan from any Emory library have been extended to at least September 1, 2020.  

Patrons are asked to keep any items now in their possession until further notice. If necessary, please return books using the book drop outside the library.

All fines and late fees incurred between March 11th and September 1st will be waived.

Please contact Myron McGhee or Yasmine Green with inquiries.

Special Collections

The Special Collections department is currently closed to patrons. To request information about reproductions of materials, please email Debra Madera (

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any additional concerns or questions about library policies during this time. Let us know if you have additional needs that have not been met here or send us new ideas for how Pitts can serve you while you work off-campus. Email us at