Online Resources for Remote Learning

Due to the covid-19 situation, Pitts Theology Library is offering limited access to the physical collections. This includes requesting and picking up books, as well as a scan and delivery for sections of books in the physical collections for all Emory patrons.

Requesting Books for Pickup

Read our blog post about requesting and picking up books

View our webinar about using the library, including requesting books

Due to the covid-19 situation, borrowing privileges are only available for current Emory faculty, students, and staff who have been cleared to return to campus, and only by request. Information about policy changes and instructions for using the library during the pandemic can be found on our policies page.

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 - 3:00pm.

Research Consultations

Reference consultations are available on a request basis, M-F, 10:00am - 3:00pm. 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.

Returning Materials

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

We ask that patrons please return books coming due. If you are cleared to visit Emory's campus (see, you can return items by using the book drop outside the library. If you are not, please contact for other ways of returning materials.

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

Please contact Myron McGhee or Yasmine Green with inquiries.

Special Collections

The Special Collections department is currently accepting reservations, though our preference is to offer digitization as a solution. To request information about reproductions of materials, please email To make a reservation for the Reading Room, visit

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