Collections of the MacMillan Law Library

The Law Library’s Mission Statement emphasizes that the role of the Library is “to support the teaching, research and service missions of the Law School and of Emory University.” The Law Library’s core collections are maintained to enable us to fulfill this goal. We hold an extensive print and electronic collection of resources integral to any academic law library, including both primary and secondary legal materials, as well as a wide variety of special and rare materials, study aids, and leisure materials. See details about our collections below.

See a complete list of our Electronic Resources, or search DiscoverE, the Emory online catalog, for specific resources in the Law Library.

A student studies under the fish mobile on the 3rd floor, by the Reports and Digests.

MacMillan Law Library Selected Collection Statistics

All statistics as of 8/31 of the year indicated

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Print titles 92,373 95,105 97,192 98,463 99,673
Microform titles 31,194 31,194 31,194 31,192 31,192
Electronic titles (owned) 70,332 72,256 73,393 74,896 77,360

Electronic titles (subscibed)

160,187 192,026 214,207 235,711 253,592
Other non-book titles 933 819 1,019 1,054 1,057
Total Titles 355,019 391,400 417,005 441,316 462,874
Volumes (excluding microforms) 238,606 242,523 245,965 247,627 250,402
Volume-equivalent microforms 63,575 63,574 63,574 63,578 63,574
Total volumes and volume equivalents 302,181 306,097 309,539 311,205 313,976

Collection Spotlights:

Ga. Law, King & Spalding Room, 3rd Floor 2,013 1,998 2,086 2,122 2,093
Special Collection/Rare Books 1,651 1,709 1,942 2,140 2,147
Study Aids 635 654 660 664 687
DVD/Blu-Ray 971 1,027 1,067 1,106 1,108
Legal Leisure (added in 2014) 317 347 260 227 274