Memorial Day

Pitts Theology Library will be closed this Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. The library will re-open at 7:30 am on Tuesday, May 26. Full library hours are available here. Have a great weekend!

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Easy access to journal articles with your mobile device: BrowZine

With the move of journals to electronic formats, the tradition of browsing journals has become harder to enjoy; BrowZine, as its name indicates, aims to make electronic journal content more browsing-friendly and easily readable on electronic devices. BrowZine is an app freely available for iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, Android tablets and phones, and Kindle fires.  With it, Emory students, faculty, and staff can quickly and easily access hundreds of scholarly journals subscribed to by Emory University.  Titles available include: Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Vetus Testamentum, Conversations in Religion and Theology, and more.  Search by subject to identify available titles. Sync your account across devices.  Search discoverE from within the app using the “Institution” setting.  See Pitts’ Research Guide to learn more.

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Congratulations to Spring 2015 Graduates!

The staff of Pitts Theology Library would like to congratulate all 2015 Emory graduates for your accomplishments! We’d also like to remind you that you can continue to access the ATLA Religion database and a few other select databases by signing up for an account with the Emory Alumni Association.  If you will be in the Atlanta area and wish to continue to borrow books from Pitts Theology Library and Woodruff Library, you can do so by purchasing an alumni card from the EmoryCard office in the B. Jones Building ($10 for 2 years) and then setting up local alumni borrowing privileges, which permit you to check out up to 25 books for one month at a time.  If you have questions about alumni library privileges please contact the Pitts Theology Library Reference Desk.  We invite you to have a look at the Alumni Resources Research Guide for additional resources, and to let us know about others that you think should be added.

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Summer Hours

The Pitts Theology Library’s summer hours begin on Wednesday, May 6 and are as follows:

May 6 – July 12:
Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm;

July 13 – August 7:
Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm;

August 10 – 25:
Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm.

The library will be closed on weekends, and on May 25 and July 3. Full library hours are available at

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Research Consultations

Do you have research papers due at the end of term? Do you want to find the best sources for your topic? Schedule a research consultation! Our reference librarians will work with you individually or in a small group to help you find the best strategies and sources for your research project.

To book an appointment, stop by the reference desk, call us at 404-727-0645, or contact us online at We look forward to meeting with you!


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Reference Assistance

Would you like to save time, learn about helpful tools and resources, or find the best sources for your assignments? Contact a reference librarian!

We are available by phone (404.727.0645), chat (, and email, and are available at the reference desk from 8:30 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday. We look forward to speaking with you, and assisting you with your research.

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Easter Hours

Pitts Theology Library will be closed from Friday, April 3 until Sunday, April 5, for Good Friday and the Easter weekend. The library will re-open at 7:30 AM on Monday, April 6.

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Journeys of Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton (1915-1968), a Trappist monk and influential Catholic writer, was born 100 years ago, on January 31, 1915. Pitts Theology Library is marking the occasion by opening an exhibit celebrating the life and literary achievement of Merton. The exhibit, entitled “Journeys of Thomas Merton,” will both tell the story of Merton’s life and demonstrate the breadth and depth of his many interests.  Curated by Dr. Denise Hanusek, “Journeys of Thomas Merton” will run from March 9 – May 15, 2015 and will be open to the public during regular library hours. Tours will be offered bi-weekly on Friday afternoons as well. To register for a tour, please click here.
On Thursday, April 9, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, all are invited to an Evening with Friends program on Thomas Merton, with a lecture by Dr. Phillip M. Thompson. Please register here.
Journeys of Thomas Merton Poster
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Book Sale

The Pitts Theology Library Book Sale is coming up next Tuesday, March 24 from 9 AM – 3 PM. We are selling thousands of great books for as little as $1, in the Theology Plaza. You will find excellent titles in biblical studies, theology, church history, arts of ministry, ethics, literature, and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Candler Centennial Conference: “Prophetic Voices: Confronting Theological Challenges of the Next Century”

This week we welcome all attendees for Candler’s Centennial Conference, “Prophetic Voices”, which will occur March 18-20!  Some conference events will occur in the Lecture Hall (CST360).  We invite conference attendees to take a few minutes to look around the exhibit gallery, which features a new exhibit focused on the work of Trappist monk Thomas Merton, and to browse our library collections.  If library staff can help you locate resources while you are here, we are happy to help!  If you are interested in reading more works by conference attendees, the links below will help you locate materials held in Emory libraries.  If you have questions about locating these resources or any others while on campus, please stop by the reference desk on the 2nd floor of Pitts Theology Library and we will be happy to help.

“Prophetic Voices” Presenters:

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