Student FAQs

Get all the answers to some of the most often asked questions related to student research Rose Library.

What can I bring to my class session in Rose Library?

Students will be given clipboards with green paper and a pencil and are welcome to bring in their mobile phones at the discretion of the instructor. No food or drink is allowed in the classroom and students will be asked to place their belongings in the Backpack Storage Room adjacent to the classroom.

 

How should I cite Rose Library collections?

Each Rose Library collection has a finding aid which includes a suggested citation. Please keep in mind that you instructor may require additional information.

For example, here is a sample citation: Photograph of The Sisterhood, 1977, Box 184, Folder 12, Alice Walker papers (MSS 1061), Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Published materials are cited as normal (in whichever format used in your discipline).

For example, here is a sample citation:

 

Can I take pictures of items I find in Rose Library collections?

The majority of Rose Library’s collections can be photographed with a personal camera for use in personal study. However, there are some collections for which photography is prohibited; information on restrictions is included in the “Administrative Information” section of each finding aid.

Can I visit Rose Library outside of my class instruction session?

Yes, you are welcome to visit Rose Library outside of your class session. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM and on Saturdays by appointment. Appointments are required on Saturdays. 

Prior to your visit, be sure to do the following:

  1. Create a user account

  2. Request materials

  3. Make an appointment

We highly recommend that you begin this process by requesting materials through our discoverE online catalog and EmoryFindingAids database. You will be able to choose your materials directly from these tools and then be prompted to create an account in the Special Collections Request System, and schedule an appointment. For a step by step demonstration of how to find and request materials and register, please view the video tutorials below.

If you have already registered in the Special Collections Request System and would like to access your account, please click this link to the log-in page: aeon.library.emory.edu.

 

How can I request manuscript collections for my class project?

We highly recommend that you begin this process by requesting materials through the EmoryFindingAids database

A video tutorial on the request process is available below:

This video will walk you through how to request manuscript collections from Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

How can I request rare books for my class project?

We highly recommend that you begin this process by requesting materials through our discoverE online catalog.

A video tutorial on the request process is available below:

This video will walk you through how to request rare books from Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

Can I book a study room in Rose Library?

Unfortunately, there is currently no study space in the Rose Library.

Is Rose Library open on the weekends?

Yes, the Rose Library is open on Saturdays by appointment. Appointments can be made here: http://rose.library.emory.edu/using/reading-room/online-appointment.html.

The Rose Library is closed on Sundays.

 

Can I speak with someone about my research project?

Of course! You may set up a research consultation via the Research Consultation Form or by emailing Rose Library at rose.library@emory.edu.