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Visiting Scholars

The Emory Law Library is primarily for the use of Emory faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the Atlanta Bar.  For more information on access and policies for these catagories, please see this page.  The MacMillan Law Library does support visiting scholars working with the Emory School of Law.

Essential Information for Visiting Scholars at Emory Law School

Please be aware that for most University services listed you will need the Law School to request a sponsored account from LITS on your behalf.

Access:  You must use your Emory ID to enter the Law Library.  FLT visiting scholars who will not be staying long enough to need an Emory ID may check out a key card from the FLT Program Associate.    

Circulation:  For visiting scholars not associated with Law School centers and clinics which provide them with workspace the library has five (5) lockable carrels for visitors who wish to keep personal materials (books, laptops, etc.) in the library.  These are available on a first come, first served basis.  For help with lockable carrels for working in the library, set up of library account for materials check-out, or research and proxy forms, please fill out this form.  Please note that Visitors are not eligible for InterLibrary Loan.

Obtaining an EmoryCard:  It is not absolutely necessary to have an EmoryCard. However, if you will be with us for at least one semester, then you may find it convenient as the card will grant you instant access to basic campus privileges, such as entering University Libraries and applying for membership in the Woodruff Physical Education Center (the gym). If you would like an EmoryCard and the Law School has requested a sponsored account for you, contact the office directly at 404-727-9403 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. It is located on the first floor of the Boisfeuillet Jones Building, Room 101.

Reference:  Visiting scholars are also always welcome to come to the reference desk for assistance.

Library Licensed E-Resources:  Visiting scholars may use the public computer terminals for access to Emory Library licensed e-resources, including Lexis Nexis Academic and Westlaw Campus Research.  Please consult a librarian if you have any questions.

Community Resources at Emory

During your visit at Emory Law, you may find occasion to use some of the following Emory community resources: