Visitor Information

The Emory Libraries welcome non-Emory affiliated researchers and visitors during visitor hours.

Plan Your Visit

The Woodruff Library welcomes non-Emory affiliated researchers and visitors during visitor hours.

Please refer to the RosePittsLawOxford, and Health Sciences library websites for visitor information particular to those locations.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols 

Visitors must adhere to all current and applicable Emory COVID-19 health and safety protocols at the time of their visit, including symptom checking and recommended hygiene practices. 

For additional information please reference the Emory University Visitor Policy.

Visitors who refuse to or cannot comply with campus protocols will not be allowed to enter the library.

Visitor Hours

See our Hours for current and upcoming services and spaces hours.

Woodruff Library Building access is restricted to Emory students, staff, and faculty during exam periods.

Eagle Hours

Outside of visitor hours, access to the Woodruff Library Building is restricted to Emory ID holders.

During Your Visit


There are many visitor parking locations on both the Emory University campus and Oxford College. Please visit our Maps pages and the Emory Transportation and Parking Services Visitor Parking page to learn more.


We seek to provide equal access to library services and collections for all library users. Our accessibility page offers information on assistive technologies, accessible restrooms and study spaces, service animals, and accommodations.

Find Your Way Around 

The Woodruff Library Building is home to multiple libraries, service points, academic technologies, and collections. Our Library Maps and Spaces page features a cross-section image of the facility, links to the various libraries and departments, and an up-to-date call number guide.

Borrowing Privileges for Visitors 

Visitors from ARCHE schools may be eligible for library privileges at the Emory Libraries. See the ARCHE Interlibrary Use Policies and Procedures for more details. Members of the public may purchase privileges.

See our Borrowing Privileges page for more information.

Emory Libraries Technologies 

EmoryGuest Wi-Fi Network  
EmoryGuest wireless access is provided for visitors of Emory University who have not been granted a Network ID and password. On your device select the EmoryGuest wireless network from the list of the available networks. 

EmoryGuest users are automatically logged off after 4 hours. Also, EmoryGuest users do not have access to Emory University's electronic resources (databases, eJournals, etc.) that are restricted to Emory University faculty, staff, and students. 

Access Electronic Resources  
To access electronic resources, such as databases, eJournals, e-books, etc., please call or visit your library and ask staff about visitor computer access or the availability of particular items. While many e-resources are available to visitors, some are restricted.

Visitor Computers
The Woodruff Library has three computer workstations reserved for visitor use by appointment. These computers are located on Level 2 near the Library Service Desk.

Please check-in at the Library Service Desk at the time of your appointment and ask a member of the library staff to assist you with signing in.

Other Emory Libraries: please contact your library's service desk for details. 

Printing, Copying, and Scanning
Visitors must purchase a guest copy card to print or make paper copies in Emory Libraries. 

A free digital scanner is available near the Library Service Desk that quickly produces high-quality copies you can email to yourself or save to a flash drive. 

For more information on computing in Woodruff Library, please see our Learning Commons page. 

Other Libraries  
Please contact your library for more information on computer services and resources.

Contact Us

You can speak to a staff member at the Library Service Desk on Level 2 of the Woodruff Library, or contact us by call, email, or text: 

Call: 404-727-6873
Text: 404-727-3366