Collections of the MacMillan Law Library

The Law Library’s Mission Statement emphasizes that the role of the Library is “to support the teaching, research and service missions of the Law School and of Emory University.” The Law Library’s core collections are maintained to enable us to fulfill this goal. We hold an extensive print and electronic collection of resources integral to any academic law library, including both primary and secondary legal materials, as well as a wide variety of special and rare materials, study aids, and leisure materials. See details about our collections below.

See a complete list of our Electronic Resources, or search DiscoverE, the Emory online catalog, for specific resources in the Law Library.

A student studies under the fish mobile on the 3rd floor, by the Reports and Digests.

MacMillan Law Library Selected Collection Statistics

All statistics as of 8/31 of the year indicated

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Print titles    129,619    129,585    128,544 90,731 90,808
Microform titles    31,235    31,158    31,219 31,141 31,194
Electronic titles (owned)    72,053    76,986    81,308 67,152 68,793

Electronic titles (subscibed)

     57,037      71,656      90,280 107,652 133,645
Other non-book titles    571    483    570 707 864
Total Titles    290,515    309,868    331,921 297,383 325,304
Volumes (excluding microforms)    313,792    300,230    262,188 249,913 237,915
Volume-equivalent microforms    108,797    108,792    108,787 63,604 63,575
Total volumes and volume equivalents 422,589 409,022 370,975 313,517 301,490

Collection Spotlights:

Ga. Law, King & Spalding Room, 3rd Floor       2,157       2,032       2,025 1,877 1,956
Special Collection/Rare Books          441          834         678

1,133

1,517
Study Aids  N/A   N/A          544 564 614
DVD/Blu-Ray           390           435         670 804 909
Legal Fiction (added in 2014)           -             -           185

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