End of Semester Survival Guide for Robert W. Woodruff Library

Quiet Study Areas

  • There are several designated Quiet Study areas throughout the Robert W. Woodruff Library.
  • Some of these areas include the Matheson Reading Room, accessible via the Level 3 bridge, and Level 4, 5, and 8.
  • While these areas are unable to accommodate group study and conversation, we have many other spaces available for collaboration.
  • If you choose to sit at a large table in the Quiet Study areas, be open to making room for others to sit with you. If you’re looking for a seat, don’t be afraid to ask politely if you may join the table if there’s room.

Collaborative Study AreasStudents studying during exams at Woodruff Library

  • Learning Commons combines technological resources and support services in an accessible, welcoming environment for learning and research.
  • The first two floors of the Woodruff Library are designed to be a place for library users to gather and interact, so if you are working with a group, this is a great place to be.
  • Many of the tables, seating, and whiteboards on the Level 1 and 2 are mobile, so you can move things around to best accommodate your study needs.
  • Group Study Rooms are located throughout the library and can be reserved through the Student Digital Life Resource Scheduler.

Research Assistance

  • Need help finding materials at the library? Library Simplified is a simple guide to help you learn more about the library and the services we have to offer.
  • Have a question but not sure where to start? Ask a Librarian provides a variety of ways to get answers anytime, anywhere!
  • In-person: Start at the Library Service Desk on Level 2. The Reference assistance is available 7 days a week during scheduled hours.
  • Live Chat: Access librarians through chat by clicking the chat button on the Ask a Librarian page.
  • Text: Quick and direct, just text your question to 404-994-3366.
  • Email: Send your message via Ask a Librarian, and we will respond in less than two business days.
  • Call: Don’t hesitate to simply give us a call at 404-727-6873.
  • Subject Librarians are available to assist you with your projects and papers. Whether it’s assistance with research, search strategies, or navigating the library. No matter who you contact, we will make sure to get you connected with someone who can help! Schedule a Research Consultation.

Tools and Equipment


  • Emory’s EaglePrint service provides details about printing from laptops, desktops, Chromebooks, or mobile devices.
  • Public printers are available on Levels 1, 2, and 3.
  • If you need help printing, stop by the Library Service Desk on Level 2.
  • Multi-function printers are available for copying and scanning to email. While copying costs are the same as printing costs, scanning-to-email is free of charge.
  • Need to do some book scanning? Try the new KIC Bookeye book scanner across from the Library Service Desk on Level 2.

Stress Relief

  • De-stress with popular reading materials from Emory’s OverDrive collection and from the McNaughton Collection located next to the Library Service Desk on Level 2.
  • During reading days and final exams, Peet’s Coffee & Tea is open 24 hours to provide the beverages and snacks to keep you fueled throughout your studying. The café is also a great place to take a moment to relax and chat with friends over a cup of coffee.

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