We develop distinctive collections, services, staff and facilities to preserve our intellectual heritage and advance the discovery and transmission of knowledge for students and scholars of today and tomorrow.


Emory University’s mission is “To create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.”

As the intellectual commons of the University, the Emory Libraries support that mission with resources and programs that promote interdisciplinary scholarship and academic excellence on the graduate and undergraduate level; with distinctive collections that attract outstanding students, faculty and staff; with technology-rich spaces and digital tools that enable new forms of scholarship; with public programs and exhibitions that help connect Emory University with its larger community; and with the preservation of rare materials that document the full range of the human condition.

Those activities take place throughout the Robert W. Woodruff Library and in the libraries that support Oxford College, the Candler School of Theology, Emory Law School, Goizueta Business School, and Emory’s Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.


Ranked among the top 25 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in North America, Emory University Libraries in Atlanta and Oxford, Georgia, are an intellectual commons for Emory University. The Libraries’ holdings include more than 4 million print and electronic volumes, nearly 100,000 electronic journals, and internationally renowned special collections.

Emory Library Year in Review:

Building Foundations 2015

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