Kessler in 4K: Building a Collection of Reformation History

Are you curious about what a donation to the Kessler in 4K campaign might support? Each year the Richard C. Kessler Collection adds dozens of rare and unique items to Pitts’ rare book and archival holdings, but we are excited to make the 4,000th one of our most significant additions in recent years! As an…

Fall Break Library Hours & Closures

It’s hard to believe that Fall Break at Candler is just around the corner! Please note that Pitts Theology Library will have adjusted hours during the short intercession: Saturday, October 9: CLOSED Sunday, October 10: CLOSED Monday, October 11: 7:30am–5pm Tuesday, October 12: 7:30am–5pm Normal library hours will resume Wednesday, October 13th. Find all library…

Remembering John August Swanson

Recently, a dear friend of Pitts Theology Library passed away. John August Swanson, whose artwork graces the walls of Pitts Theology Library and Candler School of Theology, was 83 years old. In 2008, Candler became a home for Swanson’s artwork when it put on permanent display more than 50 pieces of Swanson’s prints and paintings….

Unlock “Kessler 4K” for the Kessler Collection’s 4,000th Item!

Pitts Theology Library is undertaking a crowdfunding campaign during the month of October to purchase a milestone acquisition for the library’s renowned Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection: its four thousandth item, a number no other library in the U.S. comes close to. Launching today, the “Kessler in 4K” campaign will run through October 31—Reformation Day—on…

Banned Books Week at Pitts: A Case Study from the 16th Century

September 26th through October 2nd is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and…

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Every year from September 15 to October 15, Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by appreciating the community’s history, heritage, and contributions of the ancestors of American citizens who came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and South- and Central America. Did you know that Candler’s affiliate, the Emory Aquinas Center, has a diverse team focusing…

Delayed Library Opening Friday, 9/17

Please note that Pitts Theology Library will delay its opening on Friday, September 17th to 8:30am. This delay is to accomodate a filming project and avoid disruption to our patrons and guests. Find all library hours at pitts.emory.edu/hours. We thank you for your patience!

Accessing Alumni Library Resources

If you graduated from Candler School of Theology last spring, you might notice that resources you once used online at Pitts are no longer available via your old student NetID. But no worries! Emory alums can still count on Emory Libraries for research support and free resources as you embark on future degree programs and…

Pitts Acquires a Charles Wesley Inscribed Hymnal

Pitts Theology Library acquired a major collection of rare books from the United Methodist Publishing House. Included in this acquisition was a copy of Charles Wesley’s Hymns and Sacred Poems in Two Volumes, vol. 1 (Bristol: 1749). In December of 1748, Wesley started raising support to publish this hymnbook on a subscription basis. The first person…

Pitts Closed for Labor Day, September 4-6

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, Pitts Theology Library will be closed Saturday, September 4th, through Monday, September 6th. For a listing of all library hours, please visit pitts.emory.edu/hours. We hope you enjoy a safe holiday weekend, and we look forward to welcoming you back into the library when we re-open at 7:30am on…