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Remote Library Resources and Services for Faculty: Oxford College Library

Virtual Library Hours

Summer Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED


Online Resources

Oxford Library Team

Remote Resources and Services

When the Library is closed, or you prefer to work remotely, there are many ways the Oxford College Library can provide you with expert help and services. See also specific resources for the Woodruff Library. Always check the Oxford College Library website for the latest information about our hours and services.

Get Help Online


Last minute citation question? Want help with research? Need to reach us from off campus? Ask us! You can email, text or chat with us live during our posted open hours.

Research Consultations


Oxford College Library staff are available for remote Research Consultations via phone, email or a video conferencing software (e.g. Zoom). Use The Booking Portal to set up an appointment, and a librarian will contact you.

Library Instruction 

Faculty members that have upcoming library instruction sessions will be contacted by a librarian to discuss ways in which instruction can be offered remotely. If you would like to schedule remote library instruction, please contact your Personal Librarian or fill out the Library Instruction Request Form. The Remote Library Instruction guide outlines remote library instruction resources.

  Digitized Textbooks and E-books



E-book vendors and academic publishers are temporarily expanding their accessibility, and we will update the list as we learn about more offerings.

  • VitalSource – Faculty and students can create an account using their Emory email address to gain access to a selection of free, online textbooks.
  • JSTOR E-Books (temporarily expanding, search at JSTOR)
  • Project Muse (selected e-books, primarily 2010-2013 university press imprints)
  • Project Muse UP temporary free access available through May 31. Records are in DiscoveE.  Note that there are also over 2000 open access titles via Project Muse already. As some of these publishers are also on JSTOR, access may be free in multiple places. Note that in some cases access may be read-only and not complete download.
  • Harvard Business Review E-books
  • RedShelf
  • EBSCO Faculty Select – Search for EBSCO eBooks and Open Educational Resources, available at no charge through June 30, 2020.
  • HathiTrust and Library of Congress

  • HathiTrust may be a good temporary solution for items in copyright currently in our StacksHathiTrust is expanding fair use access to their corpus to ensure that academic communities can continue teaching and learning with HathiTrust resources if physical access to print collections is compromised during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) provides authenticated, limited access to specific materials in our collection via HathiTrust. Here's how it works:
    • Emory University user logs in to HathiTrust
    • Users will be able to read the book online, in the web browser, but will not be able to download the work in full. 
    • Users will “check out” a copy for a limited period of time and can renew the checkout or return the book.
    • For public domain books, typically 1924 and earlier, the user must also log in and can then download the entire book because the book is no longer protected by copyright.  This access to public domain books in HathiTrust has not changed.
      • Instructions on how to use here
  • LoC (Library of Congress) Open Access List


  • Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later. 
  • Library of Congress' Open Access Books Program
  • University Press of Michigan e-book content 
  • Complete corpus (read-only), records in DiscoverE and access through May 31.
  • MIT Press
    • Records are in DiscoverE though May 31.


Online Materials and Tools


The Emory Libraries offer a vast array of digital resources that are available remotely. A few examples are listed below.


  Interlibrary Loan


We can electronically deliver journal articles from other libraries directly to you at no charge. But first be sure to check the Online Resources on the left side of this page. Many publications have become freely accessible during the Covid-19 crisis.

  Renew Books Online


You can also renew your books online–just log into Your Library Account. You will see your active loans displayed on the Loans section. Select the title you need to renew and click Renew selected. You can also renew all your active loans by selecting Renew All.

Returning Materials


Books and media, including Interlibrary Loan materials, should be returned when the library reopens. We understand that this is a special situation, and special considerations have been made as follows:

All due dates for materials currently on loan from any Emory library will be extended through May 11, 2020. Patrons are asked to keep any items now in their possession until further notice. All fines and late fees incurred between March 11 - May 11, 2020 will be waived.

Please email OX-LIBRARYSTAFF@LISTSERV.CC.EMORY.EDU for questions or additional assistance. 


Contact Us


Have other remote needs? New ideas for how we can help you off-campus? Send your comments to us.


Adapted from University of Washington Libraries' Remote Resources for UW Libraries Users. Under (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.