Fall 2020 Library Services for Students

Image of Emory libraries quick start guideWelcome to the Oxford College Library! Whether you are just beginning your Emory journey or are coming back for a new semester, we are happy you are part of our Emory community and are here to help.

Fall 2020 will be an unprecedented semester, and we know you likely have many questions. We’ll be keeping our website updated regularly with the latest information and we hope this post can provide some useful information and resources to help you engage with the library this semester, whether you are joining us on campus or whether you will be engaging remotely.

Quick Start Guide

Download a PDF of our Libraries Quick Start Guide, where you can find information about some commonly asked questions and get started with accessing our resources and services.

News and Updates

To see the latest news and updates on accessing materials, library services, and physical spaces at Oxford, visit the Oxford library website. For additional information on using the library remotely, check out our Remote Library Resources and Services for Students guide.

Accessing the library

  • Hours – For students on campus, you can visit the library during our open hours. Any updates to our hours will be posted on the Oxford Library website.
  • Study Rooms – To book a small study room for your exclusive use, visit our Booking Portal. Study rooms are currently limited to one user at a time. The library also offers open, socially distanced spaces for study without appointment.

Whether you are spending your semester off-campus, or whether you prefer to interact with the libraries remotely this fall, know that we have a wide range of virtual services available and ways for you to get help and to access materials, programming, and services.

Get Help

  • Consultations – You can make appointments for virtual research consultations with librarians, who specialize in a wide range of topics.
  • Ask a Librarian – You can also use our Ask a Librarian service to ask questions about the library or get help. Send us an email, chat with us, or text us!
  • Student Technology Services – For technology support, you can connect to the Oxford IT team over Zoom at oxford.emory.edu/IThelp. Their hours are Monday-Friday 12pm – 5pm. You can also call 404-727-7777 anytime for help.

Access Materials

The Oxford library is working to make sure you have access to what you need, wherever you are this semester. We have a wide range of online materials and e-books available, and we also have contactless pick-up options for print materials.

We know you’ll be engaging with Emory and the libraries in a variety of ways this semester, and many of you won’t be on campus. If you need access to something and aren’t sure how to get it, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Ask a Librarian service! We are always happy to work with you to make sure you have access to what you need.

Attend Workshops and Programming

The libraries offer a wide range of skill-building workshops and programming specifically for undergraduate students. The Emory libraries will be offering online workshops and making recordings available for those who wish to view a workshop on their own time. Many of these workshops are hosted by Woodruff Library on the Atlanta campus, but Oxford students are more than welcome to attend and learn from our Atlanta colleagues!

You can visit the events page to see and register for fall workshops which will include offerings on topics such as data literacy, fact-checking and misinformation, presentation and communication skills, and advanced research skills.

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