Emory libraries reopen on appointment-only basis effective July 6

Emory Report | July 2, 2020

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Emory libraries will open July 6 for appointment-only, in-person research and services for Emory faculty members and graduate students. Virtual library services remain available to serve the majority of users' needs, with everything from digital downloads to video consultations and online chats.

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The Emory Libraries will open for appointment-only, in-person research and services for Emory University faculty members and graduate students, beginning July 6. 

“With both the health and research needs of our users in mind, these individual bookings will allow us to offer one-on-one assistance in a safe environment,” says Yolanda Cooper, dean of the libraries and university librarian. “Our virtual and remote services remain a strong option in most cases, but when in-person access is necessary, we are happy to now accommodate limited requests.”

Emory faculty and graduate students can make appointments for on-site services such as picking up books, using the microfilm readers, working with Rose Library materials, reserving an individual research space or other in-person services. 

Appointments can be scheduled at the Woodruff, Rose, Woodruff Health Sciences, and Oxford libraries via the Emory Libraries appointment page by using a link from the Emory Libraries homepage. Appointments to use the three audiovisual production studios on Level 1 of the Woodruff Library may also be scheduled on this page.

Before in-person users return, protocols for the safe handling of materials will be in place, and both library patrons and staff will follow Emory's health and safety guidelines, with signage posted throughout public spaces.

Virtual library services remain available to serve the majority of users' needs, with everything from digital downloads to video consultations and online chats. A list of online resources and services are linked on the Libraries’ remote services page. Online research consultations or remote teaching content help can also be scheduled with librarians from there.

The restricted appointment-only access for Emory faculty and graduate students is the first in a phased approach to reopen the Emory Libraries to users for the fall semester. 

“We're committed to serving patrons in all the best ways we can, and we'll continue to update our users as we move forward with safely phasing in fall semester operations,” Cooper said.

For more information, please see the Emory Libraries remote services page.