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.

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MacMillan Law Library Selected Collection Statistics

All statistics as of 8/31 of the year indicated

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Print titles 90,808 92,373 95,105 97,192 98,463
Microform titles 31,194 31,194 31,194 31,194 31,192
Electronic titles (owned) 68,793 70,332 72,256 73,393 74,896

Electronic titles (subscibed)

133,645 160,187 192,026 214,207 235,711
Other non-book titles 864 933 819 1,019 1,054
Total Titles 325,304 355,019 391,400 417,005 441,316
Volumes (excluding microforms) 237,915 238,606 242,523 245,965 247,627
Volume-equivalent microforms 63,575 63,575 63,574 63,574 63,578
Total volumes and volume equivalents 301,490 302,181 306,097 309,539 311,205

Collection Spotlights:

Ga. Law, King & Spalding Room, 3rd Floor 1,956 2,013 1,998 2,086 2,122
Special Collection/Rare Books 1,517 1,651 1,709 1,942 2,140
Study Aids 614 635 654 660 664
DVD/Blu-Ray 909 971 1,027 1,067 1,106
Legal Fiction (added in 2014) 286 317 347 260 227