Library Space and Quiet Study

Summer 2018

During the Summer of 2018, a production studio was added to the first floor.

Production Studio

  • What is it:  A high-end video production space in support of academic projects, located in the back corner of Level 1
  • What’s new: Now 900 square feet, the space allows for two large production sets: (A) a semi-permanent 2 – 3 person interview space and (B) a more mobile and flexible filming set with moveable panels to accommodate a wider variety of teaching and learning needs. We are also adding a lightboard, or transparent white board, available for video lectures and presentations.  The lightboard allows the presenter to face the camera and still be seen while also writing on the illuminated surface (an example lightboard lecture can be found here).
  • To learn more, contact Teaching & Learning Technologies staff at classes [at] emory [dot] edu.

 Self-Service Studio – New!

  • What is it: Also called a “One Button Studio” this is a small video recording space for faculty, students, and staff that want an easy-to-schedule, DIY option for video recording, located in Room 101
  • What’s new: The One Button Studio is designed for straightforward, single-person recordings. The system allows users to capture short, high-quality lectures or demonstration videos without having to engage additional production resources.  The system is activated by any self-provided USB drive and automates all lighting and video recording functions with the press of a single button.
  • To learn more, contact Teaching & Learning Technologies staff at classes [at] emory [dot] edu.

Student Production Studio 

  • What is it: a video and audio recording space for students, featuring a specially designed production set, professional lighting, high-end equipment, and staff assistance, located next to the Academic Production Studio
  • What’s new:  Re-located next to the Academic Production Studio, the new space features improved sound-proofing, an expanded selection of production equipment, and the ability to check-out studio gear at the Student Tech Support desk, also on level one.
  • Contact Alex Kyrychenko for more information or visit

Summer 2017

In the Summer of 2017, the Learning Commons, microfilm reader area and the microfilm and government documents collections area were renovated. 

Moving and Renovation Work

The first phase of this project included moving a large percentage of the microform and print government document collections to the Library Service Center.  Once the collections were moved, shelving and furniture were removed and the Learning Commons on Level 1 was renovated to add more seating, a variety of new furniture, carpet, and additional power outlets.

Collections and Services

Forty microform cabinets remained on Level 1.  Microfilm scanners were relocated to the Library Service Desk area on Level 2.

Quiet Study Spaces:

Individual Study: Individual study spaces (rooms and carrels) are assigned with the intention of facilitating the research and scholarship activities at Emory University. Faculty and graduate students in Arts and Sciences writing dissertations are eligible for individual study rooms.

Group Study Rooms:

Technology-Equipped Group Study Rooms

Policies for reserving and using group study rooms can be found here.

Rooms 212, 213
Located on Level 2, these rooms are equipped with a PC connected to a SMART Board.

Rooms 656, 664, 665
Located on Level 6, these rooms feature large flat-panel plasma TV screens. They allow for laptop* connectivity.

Rooms 756, 764, 765
Located on Level 7, these rooms also feature large flat-panel plasma TV screens and allow for laptop* connectivity.

Matheson Reading Room:

The reading room features large tables and soft couches for a comfortable and quiet study space. Ethernet access is available for Emory students, staff and faculty via cable ports in the desk lamps or wireless throughout the room. Restrooms are located next to the newspaper room. The reading room is Woodruff library’s holding space for its current periodicals.  Journals and magazines are shelved in alphabetical order by title, starting to the right of the service desk and continuing clockwise around the room.