Book Sale

Join us this coming Tuesday, April 8 from 9 AM – 3 PM for our annual library book sale!  Thousands of titles will be available for prices between $1 to $3 each, and there are plenty of good selections on offer this time around!  The book sale will be held in Rudolph Courtyard, by the back entrance to the library and the entry to the basement of Cannon Chapel.  We hope to see you there!

An image worth a thousand words

More and more images are available for your research and public presentations, but there are a few things to know about using them properly.  This workshop will: 1) present a number of useful resources featuring both religious art and general use images, 2) showcase resources that you can use for educational, general noncommercial, or commercial purposes, and 3) discuss the general process for citing images and acquiring permissions to use images.  We will also discuss briefly ways that you can share images you create for others to use.  The first 12 to register for the workshop will receive a lunch courtesy of the library.

Book Sale

The Pitts Theology Library Book Sale is coming up on Tuesday, April 8th from 9am to 3pm. We are selling thousands of great books for as little as $1, in the Rudolph Courtyard behind the library. You will find excellent titles in biblical studies, theology, church history, arts of ministry, ethics, literature, and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

Exegesis Resources at Pitts

It’s getting toward exegesis paper time for those in Bible classes at Candler. We would like to remind you of the many exegesis resources at the library, in print and online. For an introduction to these resources, see the Research Guides on Interpretation of the Old Testament, on Interpretation of the New Testament, or even on the Apostle Paul. You may also want to register for the Wednesday Workshop on Exegesis Resources on March 26th, when Dr. Joel LeMon will join us to talk about the process and practice of exegesis. As always, the best way to get started is to stop by the library and ask the Reference Librarians for help!

Take a break for coffee and conversation

At this busy time of year, it’s nice to take a break now and then to have a cup of coffee or tea and visit with your fellow students, faculty, and researchers.  On Thursday, March 20, we invite you to join us for an afternoon coffee and tea break in the periodicals room of Pitts Theology Library from 2-3 PM.  We will offer light snacks; bring your own covered mug or use one we provide.  Relax, chat, and take a brief but re-energizing rest from your studies before heading back to work or into the weekend.

Spring Break Hours at Pitts

Spring break is rapidly approaching, and we hope it provides you with time for rest and relaxation as well as productive work toward your goals for the semester.  During spring break, Pitts Theology Library will be closed during the weekends (March 8-9 and March 15-16) and open 7:30 AM – 5 PM Monday-Friday, March 10-14.  If we can help you locate resources for your projects, please be in touch!

Evening with Friends: Hieronymus Wolf in Pitts Theology Library

Join us on Thursday, February 27 for an engaging and informative evening focused on a collaborative project by Garth Tissol, Emory Professor of Classics, and Emory senior Ted Parker.

Our speakers, Garth Tissol, Emory University Professor of Classics, and Ted Parker, Emory University Senior , will give a talk entitled, “Hieronymus Wolf in Pitts Theology Library:  A Sixteenth-Century Editor’s Marginal Annotations on Isocrates.”   Under Tissol’s direction, Parker studied  the marginal notes in Pitts Theology Library’s 1540s edition of Isocrates’ Orations, once owned by sixteenth-century scholar Hieronymous Wolf.  Using this work, Parker and Tissol discovered that Wolf’s marginal notes in the Greek volume contributed much to his subsequent editions and translations of the Orations.

The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm in the Durham Reading Room. Light refreshments will be served prior to the lecture, beginning at 6:30pm.

This event is free and open to the public. Please click here  for more information and to register.

Accordance Bible Software Workshop at Candler

Are you interested in using advanced software to help you read, translate, or search the Biblical text? Do you find yourself doing word study after word study, searching through concordances and lexicons wondering if there is an easier way? The Pitts Theology Library has invited Oak Tree Software, makers of Accordance, to conduct a free, full-day seminar on the use of Accordance, Biblical exegesis software used by students, pastors, and scholars, available for Mac and Windows. The session will be held on Monday, February 24th, from 9am to 6pm in the Rita Ann Rollins Building of the Candler School of Theology, Room 322. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required. For information about Accordance and the seminar, and to register, visit or contact Bo Adams ( at the Pitts Theology Library at Emory.

Lenten Resources at Pitts

In 2014, Easter is on the same date in the Eastern and Western Churches (April 20th), and it is not far off. That means Ash Wednesday (March 5th), beginning the 40 days of Lent leading to Easter, is coming very soon. So, it is time to prepare Lenten services and gather Easter resources. Pitts Theology Library maintains a collection of such materials, including print and online resources focused on the history of and theology behind Lenten practices in various denominations. You can access these materials on the Pitts Seasonal Resources Research Guide. We are also holding a Wednesday Workshop on Lenten Resources on February 19th, for which you can register here.