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Resources for International Students


Welcome to MacMillan Law Library's research guide for international students. Across these pages you will find a collection of links and guidelines that will help you succeed during your time here at Emory Law.

If you have any questions about this guide, please contact Billy Tringali.

What does a librarian do in the United States?

In the United States, academic librarians are able to assist you in a lot of different ways,

From helping you discover resources, to brainstorming topics for papers, to teaching classes, the librarians at MacMillan Law Library are research experts, here to help you!

MacMillan Reference Collection

Using the Virtual Reference Desk

MacMillan’s Virtual Reference Desk is open Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. The reference desk is staffed by members of MacMillan’s Research Services team, who all hold JD and MSLIS degrees. They have been through law school and know exactly what you are experiencing. You can ask them anything from “What resources should I start with when researching this topic?” to  “What is the best way to study for my torts exam?”
All you need to do is jump on Zoom  (Zoom Meeting ID: 930 5184 4067) to meet live with an expert in legal research.


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Questions for the MacMillan Law Library?

For all library questions, please contact us via the following forms:

Faculty Research Questions?
Please complete our Faculty Request form.

Student Research Questions?
Please complete our Student Research Request form.

MacMillan Library Hybrid Research Services (August 15, 2022 - December 17, 2022):

          Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
          Saturday - Sunday: Closed 

MacMillan Library Building Hours (November 14, 2022 - December 17, 2022):*

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 2am
Friday: 7:30am - Midnight
Saturday: 10am - Midnight
Sunday: 10am - 2am
**Our Thanksgiving hours are:
     Friday, Nov. 18th: 7:30am-Midnight
     Saturday, Nov. 19th: 10am-Midnight
     Sunday, Nov. 20th: 10am-2am
     Monday, Nov. 21st: 7:30am-2am
     Tuesday, Nov. 22nd: 7:30am-2am
     Wednesday, Nov. 23rd: 7:30am-6pm
     Thur., Nov. 24th - Sat., Nov. 26th: CLOSED
     Sunday, Nov. 27th: 2pm-Midnight  

Reference Desk:*
Monday: 9am - 12pm; 1pm - 4pm
Tuesday: 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday: 9am - 12pm; 1pm - 4pm
Thursday: 1pm - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 12pm 
Saturday: Closed 
Sunday: Closed 
*Will close at 12pm on Wed., Nov. 23, 2022

Virtual Reference Desk:
Monday - Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10am - 12pm* 
Saturday: Closed 
Sunday: Closed 
*Closed Friday, Nov. 25, 2022

IT Help Desk:
Monday - Friday: 
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Emory Law Archives:

Physical archives: Closed until further notice.
Digital archives: More information available here
Limited remote services are available on a case-by-case basis. 
Questions?  Email Erin Grimes, Law Librarian for Archives and Research Services