finals week at pitts

Finals at Pitts: Spring 2022

As we approach the end of the Spring Semester, Pitts Theology Library staff wish you well on your upcoming work and invite you to rely on library spaces and resources to help you do your best. Finals bring a few changes to our practices and policies, which are designed to help you succeed. Please be aware of the following, and contact us if you have any questions. Good luck with your studies!

  • Extended Hours: From Tuesday 4/26 through Monday 5/2, the library will extend its hours. Opening hours will stay the same, but the library will stay open additional hours at night. For full hours, please visit pitts.emory.edu/hours. Please note that the building locks soon after the library closes, so all students will need to leave the Candler School of Theology building complex when the library closes. There are 24-hour study spaces on campus, particularly the Woodruff Library.

  • Additional Reference Hours: Reference services will be available in person at Pitts for a limited time on Saturday 4/31 through Sunday 5/1.

  • Silent Study Space: From Tuesday 4/26 through Monday 5/2, the library will be a silent study space. We ask that all patrons respect their colleagues and go outside the library for any conversations.
  • Pitts Hospitality: During Finals, the library becomes a popular study place for all members of the Emory community. As a part of the Emory community, Pitts is open to all Emory faculty, students, and staff. We encourage all to extend hospitality to one another, sharing tables and assistance in the space, while maintaining university COVID-19 protocols, and alerting library staff to any problematic behavior. For our policies, please visit pitts.emory.edu/policies.
  • No Food: Food of any kind must be eaten outside of the library and Rita Ann Rollins Building. Refrigerators are available throughout the Rita Anne Rollins Building if you need a place to store meals.

  • Extra Study Space: The library is happy to open extra study space for students during this busy time. The 3rd Floor Lecture Hall (Room 360) will be open as a study space from 
    Thursday, April 28 to Monday May 2nd
    .
  • If you would like to learn about study space at Pitts, visit pitts.emory.edu/map.

  • Visitor Policy: Access to Pitts is limited to Emory patrons with a valid Emory ID and visitors with approved reservations. All visitors must adhere to the Emory visitor policy.

  • Let Us Know How We’re Doing: Please direct any concerns to the library director, Bo Adams, PhD (rmadams@emory.edu). 

 

Pitts Winter Intercession Hours

Tomorrow final exams for the Fall 2021 come to a close—and with a semester’s worth of hard work comes a well deserved break! Starting Wednesday, December 15th, Pitts enters its shortened winter intercession hours:

  • December 14–17: 7:30am–5pm
  • December 18–19: Closed
  • December 20–23: 7:30am–5pm
  • December 24–January 3, 2022: Closed

Find full listings of open hours and closings at pitts.emory.edu/hours. Happy Holidays from Pitts Theology Library!

Finals at Pitts: Fall 2021

As we approach the end of the Fall Semester, Pitts Theology Library staff wish you well on your upcoming work and invite you to rely on library spaces and resources to help you do your best. Finals bring a few changes to our practices and policies, which are designed to help you succeed. Please be aware of the following, and contact us if you have any questions. Good luck with your studies!

  • Extended Hours: From Wednesday 12/8 through Tuesday 12/14, the library will extend its hours. Opening hours will stay the same, but the library will stay open additional hours at night. For full hours, please visit pitts.emory.edu/hours. Please note that the building locks soon after the library closes, so all students will need to leave the Candler School of Theology building complex when the library closes. There are 24-hour study spaces on campus, particularly the Woodruff Library.
  • Silent Study Space: From Wednesday 12/8 through Tuesday 12/14, the library will be a silent study space. We ask that all patrons respect their colleagues and go outside the library for any conversations.
  • Pitts Hospitality: During Finals, the library becomes a popular study place for all members of the Emory community. As a part of the Emory community, Pitts is open to all Emory faculty, students, and staff. We encourage all to extend hospitality to one another, sharing tables and assistance in the space, while maintaining university COVID-19 protocols, and alerting library staff to any problematic behavior. For our policies, please visit pitts.emory.edu/policies.
  • No Food: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, food of any kind must be eaten outside of the library and Rita Ann Rollins Building. Refrigerators are available throughout the Rita Ann Rollins Building if you need a place to store meals.
  • Extra Study Space: The library is happy to open extra study space for students during this busy time. The 3rd Floor Lecture Hall (Room 360) will be open as a study space starting at 5pm on Wednesday, December 8th through Tuesday, December 14th. If you would like to learn about study space at Pitts, visit pitts.emory.edu/map.
  • Visitor Policy: Access to Pitts is limited to Emory patrons with a valid Emory ID and visitors with approved reservations. All visitors must adhere to the Emory visitor policy.
  • Let Us Know How We’re Doing: Please direct any concerns to the library director, Bo Adams, PhD (rmadams@emory.edu). 

 

Library Services for Finals and Term Papers

As hard as it may be to believe, the end of the Fall 2020 semester is on the horizon! As you turn toward final exams, research term papers, and finalize thesis topics, we at Pitts wish you the best of luck! Below are some reminders about library usage.

Library Space

Students who are approved to be on campus can reserve seats for 90 minute blocks in Pitts, until Thanksgiving, when Pitts will close to patrons. While the circulating and reference materials remain accessible to library staff only, students can use the library as a quiet space to study and write while on campus. Printers and scanners are also available for students, faculty, and staff. To reserve seats, visit the Pitts reservations page. For more information on using the library space, visit the Pitts Librarians’ Blog. Don’t forget that Woodruff Library also has study spaces available for reservation.

Accessing Books

Even though patrons can’t access the stacks to browse the shelves or pick a book up, requesting an item from circulating materials has never been easier! Each day, library staff process new book requests, pull items from the shelves, and check them out for pick up. Make your request, watch for your confirmation email, and set aside time to pick up your books. For more, follow the instructions on our special Requests page.

Are you unable to come to campus or just prefer using ebooks? You’re In luck! Since last spring, Pitts has purchased hundreds of new ebooks that can be accessed anywhere. Finding ebooks is as easy as doing a keyword or item search in discoverE and limiting your results to “ebook” or “Full Access Online.” Visit Pitts’ YouTube page to see a short how-to video about finding ebooks.

Scan Requests

Need an article that isn’t available online or a section of a commentary or other book on Reference? Simply visit, pitts.emory.edu/edd to find instructions for placing a scan request. Once you make your request, library staff will be hard at work to get that scan to you within 48. Be sure to follow the instructions to automate the delivery process. If you have any questions just ask.

Research Consultations

Pitts Reference Librarians have you covered for every step in your research process. We’re here to help with everything from finding the perfect research question to using citation software. Even though we can’t meet with you at the Reference Desk, we are more than happy to chat or Zoom with you. Just schedule an appointment with us!

Finals at Pitts

As we approach the end of the Fall Semester, the staff of Pitts Theology Library wishes you well on your upcoming work and invites you to rely on the spaces and the resources of the library to help you do your best. Finals bring a few changes to our practices and policies, which are designed to help you succeed. Please be aware of the following, and please contact the library at theologyref@emory.edu or 404.727.0645 if you have any questions. Good luck with your work!

  • Extended Hours: From Wednesday 12/11 through Tuesday 12/17, the library will extend its hours. Opening hours will stay the same, but the library will stay open additional hours at night. For full hours, please visit http://pitts.emory.edu/hours. Please note that the building locks soon after the library closes, so all students will need to leave the Candler School of Theology building complex when the library closes. There are 24-hour study spaces on campus, particularly the Woodruff Library (http://web.library.emory.edu/using-the-library/visiting-the-library/hours/). 
  • Silent Study Space: From Wednesday 12/11 through Tuesday 12/17, the library will be a silent study space. We ask that all patrons respect their colleagues and go outside the library for any conversations.
  • Pitts Hospitality: During Finals, the library becomes a popular study place for all members of the Emory community. As a part of the Emory community, the library is open to all Emory faculty, students, and staff, and during Finals we often welcome many new patrons to the library. We encourage all to extend hospitality to one another, sharing tables and assistance in the space, while alerting the library staff to any problematic behavior. For our building use policies, please visit http://pitts.emory.edu/policies.
  • Snacks Only: Due to higher library use, we make extra efforts to keep the space clean for our patrons and safe for our books. Please remember our food and drink policy, which allows only small snacks that don’t create a mess or odors and only drinks in spill-proof containers. In addition, we ask that you clean up after yourself and alert staff to any spills or clutter needing attention. Please also be aware of how you are disposing of your waste, using the proper recycling and compost receptacles.
  • Extra Study Space: The library is happy to open extra study space for students during this busy time. The 3rd Floor Classrooms (Rooms 368 and 369) will be open as a study space from Wednesday 12/11 through Tuesday 12/17, and the 3rd Floor Lecture Hall (Room 360) will be open as a study space from Saturday 12/14 through Tuesday 12/17. If you would like to learn about study space at Pitts (or take a virtual tour!), visit http://pitts.emory.edu/map.
  • Advanced Booking for Small Group Study Rooms: The 7 small group study rooms are popular during Finals, and so we encourage Candler students to book them early. For Finals, we have extended the advance booking time to 14 days so that you can book now for any day of the Finals period. You can read the room policies and make reservations online at http://pitts.emory.edu/rooms.
  • Let Us Know How We’re Doing: Each year the library staff works hard to adjust policies and practices to make the library a welcoming space for good work. If you like what you see or notice something that you think we could do better, please let us know at theologyref@emory.edu or 404.727.0645.

On behalf of all the staff at Pitts Theology Library, we wish you the best during the exam period—you’ve got this!