Using the Rose Library: Fall 2020 FAQs

Can I use Rose Library materials in the Reading Room?

At this time, Emory students, faculty, and staff are welcome to book appointments to use Rose Library materials in the Reading Room. Visitors are not allowed on Emory’s campus at this time.

Do I have to wear a mask? Are there changes to the process this semester?

Yes, masks are required in all of Rose Library’s spaces. In addition, you will be asked to wash your hands before entering the Reading Room. Hand sanitizer is available immediately outside of the room, and gloves are available on request.

I’m not an Emory student, faculty or staff member. What can I access at Rose Library?

You can review our remote services here, or contact us at rose [dot] library [at] emory [dot] edu

When can I make an appointment?

Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12 and 1-3. Our hours may change over the course of the semester and we will update our hours page and FAQs. Please use our online appointment calendar to book your research visit.

Do I need to register to do research at the Rose Library?

Yes. We require all users to register in Emory’s Special Collections Request System. Users must also request materials for their research appointment by 3pm the business day before their appointment.

How do I find materials in the Rose Library’s collections?

All of our archival and manuscript collections are in the Emory FindingAids database. All of our books and other print materials are in the Library catalog, discoverE. Each title or collection has a link to “Request…” which will take you first to your user account, and then a request form already populated with information about the item(s).  

I need help finding the right materials for my research. Can I schedule a consultation?

Yes! Please contact us at rose [dot] library [at] emory [dot] edu to schedule a consultation.

I’m a faculty member and I’m interested in Rose Library materials for my class. Are you still offering instruction?

Yes! Please contact Gabrielle Dudley, Instruction Archivist, at gabrielle [dot] dudley [at] emory [dot] edu for a consultation.