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

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Print titles    128,544 90,731 90,808 92,373 95,105
Microform titles    31,219 31,141 31,194 31,194 31,194
Electronic titles (owned)    81,308 67,152 68,793 70,332 72,256

Electronic titles (subscibed)

     90,280 107,652 133,645 160,187 192,026
Other non-book titles    570 707 864 933 819
Total Titles    331,921 297,383 325,304 355,019 391,400
Volumes (excluding microforms)    262,188 249,913 237,915 238,606 242,523
Volume-equivalent microforms    108,787 63,604 63,575 63,575 63,574
Total volumes and volume equivalents 370,975 313,517 301,490 302,181 306,097

Collection Spotlights:

Ga. Law, King & Spalding Room, 3rd Floor       2,025 1,877 1,956 2,013 1,998
Special Collection/Rare Books         678

1,133

1,517 1,651 1,709
Study Aids         544 564 614 635 654
DVD/Blu-Ray         670 804 909 971 1,027
Legal Fiction (added in 2014)         185

196

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