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The Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library

The Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library is located in the 1462 Clifton Road building and is open seven days a week with a schedule of ninety-one hours. The Informatics Center, located in SOM Building, room 329, offers a full-range of library services. Clinical branch libraries are maintained in Emory University Hospital and the Glenn Memorial Building opposite Grady Memorial Hospital. The Housestaff/Medical Student Learning Center, located on the sixteenth floor of Grady Memorial Hospital, and the Emory University Hospital Branch provide twenty-four-hour access to computers and health information.

The library and its branches provide collections that include more than 240,000 book and journal volumes, access to more than 44,000 electronic journals, more than 365 electronic medical books, and educational software. A computer laboratory and electronic classroom are available. Emory's wireless network is available throughout the library, as well as computer workstations, laptops for in-library use, and tools to create multimedia presentations.

Facilities for study and research include group study rooms and faculty carrels. Services include document delivery, circulation, clinical librarianship, consultations, research assistance, and multimedia development. The WHSC Library offers classes in database searching techniques, information retrieval, and the use of bibliographic management software. The library participates in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and obtains loans of books and photocopies of articles from health science libraries around the country. For more information, log on to

Robert W. Woodruff Library


The main library at Emory, the Woodruff Library provides a comfortable and welcoming environment in which librarians and technology specialists help students and faculty access, search, and use electronic and print resources effectively for teaching and research. Here patrons find the main collections in science, social science, and the humanities. Subject specialists are available to assist in working with resources ranging from manuscripts, music scores, multimedia, microforms, and print.

The Woodruff Library is also home to the Information Commons with more than 160 networked computer workstations; three electronic classrooms for instruction in use of library resources; technology centers providing multimedia services and support including the Electronic Data Center and the Beck Center for Electronic Texts and Services; and course reserves in both electronic and print formats. At the top of the Stack Tower, the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library houses extensive collections of archival and rare material from modern literature, Southern history, African American studies, and other areas, with many items in electronic format.

Copy machines are located throughout the building, and the Level 1 Copy Center provides specialized reprographic services.

General Libraries

Dedicated in 1998, the Center for Library and Information Resources (CLAIR) of the Robert W. Woodruff Library (1969) expanded the existing building by 69,000 square feet and included renovation of 100,000 square feet on the three main service levels. CLAIR brings together traditional library resources and electronic information technology to create an integrated service environment for the Emory community. The open interior of the facility and its flexible network of computer systems were designed to accommodate advances in technology, growing collections, and the evolving service needs of Emory students, faculty, and alumni. Special centers within the library offer users access to rare books and manuscripts, the opportunity to teach and learn in state-of-the-art electronic classrooms, and assistance with the use of electronic data and multimedia resources for teaching and research. Complete information is available at

University Technology Services (UTS)

UTS delivers advanced information systems and services that enrich teaching and learning, extend collaborative opportunities, and strengthen research efforts at Emory. UTS provides technology-enriched classrooms, centers, labs, and auditoriums; teleconferencing, Internet2, and broadband Internet access; audio and video streaming; email; wireless networking; academic systems for interactive learning and community discussion; online access to student records and resources; desktop access to library research guides, databases, and media; and IT Support services.

Computing Centers, Labs and Kiosks

The Computing Center at Cox Hall

The Computing Center at Cox Hall, open six days a week, is Emory¿s main student computing lab. It is equipped with PC and Macintosh workstations, laptops, scanners, multimedia and digital video production technologies, and two technology-enriched classrooms. Special spaces to support group collaborative work feature plasma displays with touch screen controls and expanded image viewing. Whiteboards also allow image capture for saving and digitizing work sessions. The fishbowl conference room seats nine and serves as a location for meetings, small classes, and collaborative project planning (

The Emory Center for Interactive Teaching (ECIT)

Emory's Center for Interactive Teaching (ECIT) is Emory¿s main location for faculty support for teaching with technology. It is located at the center of Emory¿s main campus in the Woodruff Library. ECIT partners with faculty, staff, and students to provide them with the expertise, training, and support needed for creating technology-enhanced materials. Additionally, ECIT supports student training for the completion of digital media assignments within classes. The center¿s resources are available to all members of the Emory University community (

Emory College Language Center Lab

The Emory College Language Center Lab, also in Woodruff Library, is equipped with computers, language software, and digital presentation resources for use by the Emory community with priority given to students enrolled in language courses and faculty teaching them. Language support includes web browsing and word processing for many non-Roman languages, more than one hundred hardback dictionaries and thesauri, and self-study software for African, Southeast Asian, and native languages. (

The InfoCommons, Kiosks

Access electronic research tools including EUCLID, Emory¿s online catalog of holdings, databases, and eJOURNALS from the InfoCommons in Woodruff Library. The InfoCommons features 160 workstations with statistical, word processing, and multimedia software ( In addition, more than eighty kiosks in convenient campus locations offer quick access to email and online resources (

Residential Computing (ResNet)

Emory ResNet is an Internet, cable television, and telephone service for undergraduate and graduate students living in residence halls (

Communication Resources


Blackboard is an easy-access, easy-to-use course management system for bringing academic content to students and faculty online. With Blackboard, digital content is integrated into the curriculum to enhance the classroom learning experience. Blackboard offers 24/7 access to survey and testing tools, email and messaging, announcements, syllabi, course outlines, and other resources (


LearnLink is Emory's online community tool for academic and cocurricular activities. Features include email, electronic discussion groups, real-time chats, calendaring, course materials, activities, and campus announcements. (

OPUS (Online Pathway to University Students)

OPUS, Emory's web-based student system, allows prospective students to check the status of their financial aid award and application materials. Enrolled students use OPUS to choose classes, make changes to schedules or demographic information, view grades, academic history, and financial information (

Wireless Access (Emory Unplugged)

Emory's unified, secure, and accessible wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) network gives quick and reliable access to electronic resources and extends opportunities for the kinds of academic interactions that are meaningful for both learning and building community. Network access points (APs) are strategically placed across the Emory campus, enabling wireless computing from public spaces, residence halls, libraries, and computing centers (

Software Resources

Supported software for network configuration of student desktop and laptop computers is distributed at no charge via the Emory OnLine CD ( Pick up Emory Online CDs or purchase large volume and site-licensed software at discounted rates from the Emory University Bookstore. Find free downloads for University email, antivirus protection, calendaring, and other Emory-licensed software at Software Express (

IT Support

IT HelpDesk

Information technology technicians assist students with desktop computing problems in supported technologies including UTS email (LearnLink, Eagle Mail), Meeting Maker, Webdrive, Webmail, and wireless (EmoryUnplugged) services. Requests for critical computing support such as password resets, network ID troubleshooting, network access, reporting service outages, or IT security incidents¿are made by telephone to the IT HelpDesk, 404.727.7777, Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. For noncritical desktop computing support virus removal, requesting Meeting Maker accounts, configuring antivirus-spam software, and more, submit an IT Support Request at For more information on IT Support Request, go to

Clean Room Services

The Clean Room, located on the third floor of the North Decatur Building, assists students with the removal of viruses and spyware from their laptop computers. Laptops are scanned and cleaned and Emory-recommended antivirus and anti-spyware software is installed. In-room virus and spyware removal services for residential students' desktop computers can be requested by submitting an IT Support Request at Support is not provided for problems with computing hardware. For hours of operation visit the Clean Room website at