Find out what’s new at the Emory Libraries for fall semester

By Maureen McGavin | Emory Report | Aug. 24, 2021

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The Robert W. Woodruff Library has new spaces, services and “What’s New” and “For Students” web pages as fall semester begins. Photo credit: Emory Photo/Video.

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Emory Libraries is welcoming students, faculty and staff back to campus with new services and spaces. For many students, it will be their first time inside the Woodruff Library building, including sophomores who chose to learn remotely last year.

Here are a few highlights of what’s new for students, staff and faculty in the Emory Libraries and on its website, as well as changes to some services. Find the complete list at the What’s New page on the Emory Libraries website.

What’s new for fall semester 

  • For Students is a new web page for undergraduates with links to spaces and technology, events, workshops, materials and equipment available for checkout, and more.
  • A web page called “What’s New provides more details on all the resources listed here, along with many more.
  • Banjo Coffee Shop is opening on Level 1 in the former Peet’s space at the Woodruff Library building. The Atlanta-based Banjo, which also has a café in Avondale Estates, got its start selling cold-brew coffee but also offers hot coffee, espresso drinks and food items. 
  • ArtsLab is a new visual arts studio in the Cox Hall Computing Center, a collaboration between Student Digital Life and the Center for Creativity & Arts.
  • Self-service 3D printers, offered as a pilot program, will be available in the Cox Hall Computing Center. 
  • Students can also check out selections from the new board games collection at the Computing Center, based off a similar and popular program at Oxford College Library. 
  • Three new group study rooms have been added in the Woodruff Library.
  • A Streaming and Recording Studio is the newest production studio on Woodruff Library Level 1, for students and faculty to record or stream high-quality audio/video.
  • Emory Libraries Teaching & Learning Center for faculty and instructors, opening in early fall in Woodruff Library Room 217, will be the new home for Canvas workshops, consultations and support, and the campus hub supporting teaching with technology. 

What’s changing from 2020

Woodruff Library will retain the outside lockers where patrons can pick up books they’ve checked out online, but will discontinue the curbside pickup and grab-and-go programs put in place in spring 2020.

Instead of going upstairs to the Music and Media Library, patrons can check out laptops, cameras, charging cords and other devices from the main service desk. The Music and Media Library service desk will be removed to make way for additional study space in the future.

As always, students and other patrons who need help finding their way around the library or campus can stop at the Woodruff Library Entrance Desk for guidance.

For more information on other aspects that are changing, as well as what’s new at the Rose Library, Oxford Library, Health Sciences and other Emory Libraries, visit the Emory Libraries’ What’s New page.