Easter Weekend Library Hours

Please note that Pitts Theology Library and its remote services will be closed from Friday, April 10 until Sunday, April 12 in observance of Good Friday and the Easter weekend. The library will resume operations under the new remote learning service model on Monday, April 13

Looking for Easter resources in the meantime? Check out Easter Worship Resources libguide!

Posted in Hours | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Pitts Theology Library COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Pitts Theology Library continues to monitor the fluid COVID-19 outbreak and adjust its policies and services in line with recommendations from Emory University and health professionals. See below for updates and changes beginning Monday, March 23, 2020.

Electronic Document Delivery
Beginning Monday, March 23, Pitts Theology Library is limiting service to scanning and delivery for sections of books in the physical collections for all Emory patrons. During the period of remote learning, Pitts will be operating with limited staffing. While we are working hard, in person and remotely, to support our patrons, at times the demand on our services will be greater than our capacity. Therefore, when submitting scan requests, we ask you to have patience and that you provide as much information as possible about your requests. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

For more information about this service, visit pitts.emory.edu/edd.

 Online Materials
Please check the Pitts Library LibGuides for a general introduction to online resources. Pitts encourages Candler students, faculty, and staff to use the many online resources available to them.

Video Tutorial: Using Online Reference Materials
Video Tutorial: Finding eBooks
Video Tutorial: Finding Articles

Reference Help
Reference help is available M-F, 8:30am – 5:00pm. Visit pitts.emory.edu/ask to email or chat with a librarian. For more in-depth research consultations, visit our appointments website. A librarian will contact you before your meeting by email, phone, or through Zoom.

Building Access
In an effort to maintain social distancing, the Rita Anne Rollins and Pitts Theology Library buildings are now closed to the public.

Physical materials are no longer available for circulation. Effective immediately, all due dates for materials currently on loan from any Emory library will be extended through May 11, 2020.  Patrons are asked to keep any items now in their possession until further notice. All fines and late fees incurred between March 11th and May 11th will be waived.

Course Reserves
Physical Course Reserves materials are currently out of circulation. Please contact theologyref [at] emory [dot] edu for more information. Many textbook publishers are offering free online access to selected required textbooks through Vital Source Helps. Sign up at get.VitalSource.com/vitalsource-helps and select “Bookshelf Login” to find textbooks from participating publishers. Be sure to use your emory.edu email.

Special Collections
The Special Collections department will remain closed for research visits, but patrons may request reproductions (scans or photographs) of rare books and archival materials. Please email Debra Madera (dmadera [at] emory [dot] edu) for more information about reproductions.

IT Support
IT support for the Emory community can be found at http://help.emory.edu/ or by calling the University Service desk at 404-727-7777.

Questions? Email theologyref [at] emory [dot] edu. We appreciate your patience during these times of transition regarding the library’s role in remote learning.


Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Library Loan Policy Updates

Effective immediately, all due dates for materials currently on loan from any Emory library will be extended through May 11, 2020.  

Patrons are asked to keep any items now in their possession until further notice.

All fines and late fees incurred between March 11th and May 11th will be waived.

Please contact Pitts Theology Library (theologycirc [at] emory [dot] edu) for additional assistance.

Posted in Books, Privileges | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pitts Remote Learning Update

Due to health concerns, Pitts Theology Library is now operating under modified policies (see below).
  1. The library will continue its spring break hours into next week (Monday–Friday, 7:30am–5pm).
  2. Entry to the library is limited to Emory Card holders only to encourage social distancing per the university’s recommendations. 
  3. Reference services will be available remotely for those off-campus Monday–Friday from 8:30am–5pm.
In the meantime, check out Pitts’ Online Resources for Remote Learning webpage, where you can find more details about modified services and special resources to support remote learning! 
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Survey for Students: Online Learning Tools

Calling all Emory students! Emory Libraries is seeking your input about online learning tools that would help students understand concepts related to the use of library resources and services. We want to hear from students about how you learn online and what types of online learning tools (e.g. tutorials, videos, infographics, etc.) you think would be helpful.

Your feedback will enable us to develop online learning tools to help students become better users of information as they progress in college and undertake advanced research. 

Please take a few minutes to complete this brief nine question survey.

Click here to access the survey

Posted in Instruction | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Call for Applications- Kessler Collection Fellowship

The Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection at Pitts Theology Library is excited to issue a call for applications for two virtual research fellowships (http://pitts.emory.edu/kesslerfellowship). We invite early-career scholars in Reformation and Early Modern studies, including ABD doctoral students, to apply now for this new opportunity. This fellowship does not require residency in Atlanta, but funds research on the Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection, one of the premier collections of materials related to the European reformations of the 16th century. For more information, including eligibility and application procedures, visit http://pitts.emory.edu/kesslerfellowships. Please direct all inquiries and questions to kesslerfellows [at] emory [dot] edu.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Spring Break Library Hours

Pitts Theology Library will be operating under shortened hours during Emory’s spring break:

March 7-8: CLOSED 
March 9-13: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm 
March 14-15: CLOSED

Need additional study space? Click here to view all Emory library hours.


Posted in Hours | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Upcoming Workshop: Exegesis

Exegesis can be a daunting task, no matter your level of seminary experience. But you aren’t in it alone! Please join members of Pitts reference team to discuss tips and tools for exegesis next Tuesday and Wednesday from 12-1pm in RARB 250. This discussion will help you understand the exegesis process and take some of the anxiety out of your future paper writing as final due dates approach!

Register by this Friday (2/28) and enjoy a free lunch while you learn! As always, this workshop is open to the public, and drop-ins are welcome.

Can’t make the workshop? Check out the Exegesis Research Guide online!

Posted in Instruction | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Library Book Sale Next Week!

Join us for the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Pitts Lecture Hall (CST 360). Thousands of books will be for sale for $1 – $10 on a range of topics including biblical studies, church history, ethics, ministry, and more. This year’s sale includes books from the libraries of Candler professors, including Carl Holladay and Carol Newsom, among others.

Please bring cash only for payments. Emory Cards are REQUIRED for entry from 8am-11am (no exceptions).

Questions? Email the book sale coordinator or call 404.727.5094.

Posted in Books, Events | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Upcoming Workshop: Building Your Library Post-Pitts

Looking for ways to expand your own personal library? Are you graduating this semester? Come learn about how you can continue your research even if you are miles away from Atlanta after commencement. This workshop will show you how to access the resources available to you as Emory Alumni and offer tips on building your own theology library!

Be one of the first 10 people to register at pitts.emory.edu/ww by Friday, February 14th and enjoy a free lunch during the workshop! All sessions are located in RARB 250 and are free/open to the public.

Posted in Events, Instruction, Privileges | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment