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Remote Collections Support and Access (Summer and Fall 2020 Phased Reopening)

Procedures for Graduating Students Returning Physical Items

As a courtesy we have extended all due dates to September 1, 2020 to allow for the return of materials. We are also canceling and forgiving any fines that accrued between March 11-May 11th. Therefore, we ask that you return items as soon as possible so that they arrive at the library prior to August 31.


If you are still in the Atlanta area, we advise you to use the book drops at the following libraries to drop off your returns:

  • Robert W. Woodruff Library (Directions) Book drops are located on either side of the main entrance of the Woodruff Library.  
  • Pitts Theology Library (Directions) Book drops are located outside the 2nd floor entrance of the Rita Anne Rollins Building, near the Chemistry building.
  • If you are returning equipment, or more than 50 books at once, please email in advance of returning the items, to arrange for a no-contact drop off appointment. 

Please note, the return will not be reflected on your account until a later date, when non-essential staff are permitted to return to work.


If you have already departed the Atlanta area, you may self-ship the items using a courier of your choice that offers package tracking capabilities. Please be sure to include your name and contact information and use one of the following physical addresses to ensure delivery:  


Attn: Stacks Department 

Robert W. Woodruff Library

Emory University

540 Asbury Circle

Atlanta, GA 30322



Attn: Circulation Department

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322



Attn: Oxford College Library

Oxford College Mail Center

810 Whatcoat Street

Oxford, Georgia 30054



Attn: Circulation Department

MacMillan Law Library

1301 Clifton Rd NE

Atlanta, GA 30322



If you reside outside of the Atlanta area and face a financial hardship that impacts your ability to return library materials, please complete the following "Request for Assistance" form and a staff member will be in touch to discuss assistance available for the return of library materials.


If you have any questions about your library account, please email: Finally, please accept our very best wishes on your upcoming graduation!