MLK Day Closures

Pitts will be closed on Monday, January 17th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In the spirit of this holiday, check out Emory Libraries’ recently launched digital exhibit From The Archives: Black Student Activism! This online resource exposes archival evidence of Black student activism as it exists in the University Archives at Emory University. There…

Library Hours: January 2022

In line with Emory’s remote start to the spring semester in response to the Omicron variant, Pitts has adjusted its hours to accommodate the shift to remote learning during the month of January: Monday–Friday: 7:30am–5:00pmSaturday: ClosedSunday: Closed Whether you’re in or out of the building, Pitts librarians are still here to support your coursework and…

The Top 5 Circulating Books of 2021

As Pitts looks forward to 2022, we took a moment to see which of our 640,000+ books were most popular with our patrons in 2021. Below is a list of the books that were checked out more than any others this year (our reference and circulation teams guessed all 5 before we even compiled the…

Pitts Winter Intercession Hours

Tomorrow final exams for the Fall 2021 come to a close—and with a semester’s worth of hard work comes a well deserved break! Starting Wednesday, December 15th, Pitts enters its shortened winter intercession hours: December 14–17: 7:30am–5pm December 18–19: Closed December 20–23: 7:30am–5pm December 24–January 3, 2022: Closed Find full listings of open hours and…

Ann McShane Elected to Leadership in the Visual Resources Association

Pitts is excited to announce that Ann McShane, Pitts’ Digital Asset Librarian, has been elected as Treasurer of the Visual Resources Association (VRA). VRA is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. The VRA Treasurer is responsible for the…

Finals at Pitts: Fall 2021

As we approach the end of the Fall Semester, Pitts Theology Library staff wish you well on your upcoming work and invite you to rely on library spaces and resources to help you do your best. Finals bring a few changes to our practices and policies, which are designed to help you succeed. Please be…

Annual Pitts Book Tree 2021

December brings colder weather, final exams, and one of the great Pitts Theology Library traditions—the annual Pitts Book Tree! Pitts staff use books that are designated for our Spring book sale to construct the tree, which seems to get bigger (and more symmetrical) each year. Check out this year’s creation on the main entry level…

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner! Remember that Pitts Theology Library will be closed from Thursday, November 25th to Sunday, November 28th in observance of the holiday weekend. The library will reopen on Monday, November 29th at 7:30am. Have a safe and pleasant holiday!

Enhancing Engravings: Coloring in the 16th Century

Did you know that 16th century engravings allowed for creative license? Colors were often added after book production by their owners to enhance images, like this engraving of Jesus’ baptism by Jan Wierix, located in two different copies of the Plantin Polyglot Bible (1569 BIBL). Click on the image above to move between versions and choose…