Borrowing and Course Reserves

Loan Privileges

Loan periods | Laptops | Fines | Lost Books

Emory University, Emory Healthcare, Emory Alumni or Retirees

Faculty Emory card required; 365 days with 1 renewal
Staff & Students Emory card required; 28 day loan, with 4 renewals
Emory Healthcare EHC card required; 28 day loan, with 4 renewals
Alumni Alumni card required; 28 day loan, no renewals
Retiree Emory card required; 28 day loan, no renewals

*Journals cannot be checked out and must be used in the library.

Others

Affiliated Institutions 
Staff

Emory card or picture ID required; 28 day loan, with 4 renewals


Laptops

Laptops may be borrowed by current Emory faculty, staff, or students for use in the library for up to two hours.


Fines

Library fines that have not been transferred to Student Financial Services may be paid by cash or check at the Information Desk.

  • Regular materials: $.50 per day
  • Recalled materials: $2.00 per day
  • Reserve materials: $1.00 per hour
  • Laptop computers: $20.00 per hour

Please be aware that library accounts may be blocked for failure to return recalled items by due date, excessive overdues, or accumulation of bills.


Lost Books

Books are considered lost after the maximum number of overdue notices are sent for an item.  A $100 fee is charged for a lost book, plus cost of the book.

If you have a question or concern about lost or overdue books, please contact our Information Desk at (404)727-8727.

Course Reserves

To access Course Reserves, login to the system here with your University NetID and password.  If you are trying to put materials on Course Reserve, visit the faculty page here.

Renew or Recall

Renewing

Emory faculty may borrow books for one year with one renewal.  Emory staff and students as well as staff of the Emory Clinic, Atlanta VA Medical Center, the Centers for Disease Control and Children's Healthcare System of Atlanta may borrow books for four weeks, with four four-week renewals. Books are subject to recall.

To renew online, go to discoverE and click on "Emory Login."   Enter your Emory ID and password, then click on "My Account," then "renew materials". Please note: books that are overdue cannot be renewed online.

Recall or Place a Hold on a Book

  • To recall or place a hold on a book that is currently on loan to another person, go to library catalog, discoverE
  • Log in (Emory login link)
  • Search for the title
  • When the record for the title appears, click on the "Request" button to place the hold. 

Initiating a recall request will shorten the due date for the book to ten days from the date of the recall. Patrons who have placed recall requests will be notified once the book is returned

Faculty Proxy

Current Emory faculty may designate a current staff member or student as a proxy to borrow books in the faculty member's name. The proxy form must be filled out and signed by the faculty member. For more information or to receive a Faculty Proxy request form, please visit or call the Information Desk at 404-727-8727.

Requests from Storage

Books and journals from the Health Sciences Center Library collection currently housed in Storage may be requested online via discoverE. Requests may be placed for books or copies of individual articles. An email will be sent when requested books are available for pick-up, usually within 1-2 business days. Articles will be delivered electronically via ILLiad.

To place requests:

  • Go to discoverE (library catalog)
  • Click on the "Sign In" on the top right and enter your Emory netID and password
  • Search for the title. After linking to the title you want, click on "Physical Resource" then link to the Request button.
  • If a journal, click Locations/Call Number, find the volume, then click Request for the whole volume, or Storage Article to have a single article scanned and emailed.
If you do not have an Emory net ID and password, please call the Information Desk at (404) 727-8727 to place the request. Interlibrary Loan

Current Emory University faculty, staff, or students may request copies of articles or loan of books not available at Emory Libraries by using the Interlibrary Loan service.  Articles will usually be delivered electronically within 1-2 business days, and books delivered within 10 days. 

  • Submit requests electronically via the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan system. 
  • Course textbooks cannot be requested via this service
  • Requested items must be for private study and individual research only
  • Requests for copies are limited to one article per issue of a journal or one chapter per book
  • Requests can be made to borrow complete books
  • All requests must comply with current United States copyright law

For more information about Emory Libraries' Interlibrary Loan service, see "ILL Policies and Procedures."

Interlibrary Loan

Current Emory University faculty, staff, or students may request copies of articles or loan of books not available at Emory Libraries by using the Interlibrary Loan service. Articles will usually be delivered electronically within 1-2 business days, and books delivered within 10 days.

  • Submit requests electronically via the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan system.
  • Course textbooks cannot be requested via this service
  • Requested items must be for private study and individual research only
  • Requests for copies are limited to one article per issue of a journal or one chapter per book Requests can be made to borrow complete books All requests must comply with current United States copyright law For more information about Emory Libraries' Interlibrary Loan service, see "ILL Policies and Procedures."