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Being an Emory alum gives you access to several on-campus facilities and resources. Please refer to the university's visitor policy to confirm the current availability of on-campus benefits listed below.

Your Alumni Card

An alumni card and picture identification will serve as your ID for gaining access to the library and other alumni benefits, as allowed by the Emory University visitor policy

Request your card

If you would like to use your card for access to campus libraries, please visit the EmoryCard website for details on how to activate the card. Please check the visitor and re-opening policies for the libraries and recreational facilities prior to visiting campus.

For security purposes, no facility building access is allowed to be placed on an alumni card. Only official Emory ID cards are to be used for university physical access. Should an alumnus/a become an active student, employee, or sponsored affiliate of Emory University, the alumni card will be deactivated and an official Emory ID card will be issued based on the individual’s primary affiliation. At that time, the alumni card should be retained by the individual, but the official Emory ID card becomes the primary card.

Library Access

While Emory alumni have privileges at most campus libraries, all online databases are not available to alumni due to licensing requirements. The alumni association offers access to premium information resources online through the online community.

Visit Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book LibraryRobert W. Woodruff LibraryPitts Theology Library, and Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library. Bring picture identification with your alumni card.

Rose and Woodruff Libraries

  • Want to borrow a book from Emory? You can! Alumni have lifetime library borrowing privileges, which require yearly renewal.
  • Are you on campus? Stop by the Library Service Desk on level 2 for access to a library computer. These computers provide access to major databases, the catalog, the internet, and a variety of software packages. You will be placed at a station based on your specific access needs. To print from a library computer, you can purchase a print card from the Library Service Desk.

  • Are you off campus? You may visit the library website, access the library catalog via discoverE, or contact the library regarding privileges or services by calling 404.727.6873.

  • Have a research question?  Ask the reference staff at the Library Service Desk by calling 404.727.6873 or online via Ask a Librarian.

  • Curious about what's in Rose Library and the Woodruff Library collections? Sign up for workshops and tours.

Pitts Theology Library

All Emory alumni have access to the Pitts Theology Library and can borrow materials with an alumni id card. Pick up your free alumni id card from EmoryCard Services during regular business hours. Visit the Pitts Theology Library website.

Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library

All Emory alumni have access to the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library and can borrow materials with an alumni id card. Pick up your free alumni id card from the EmoryCard Services during regular business hours. Visit the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library website.

Gym Membership

Woodruff P.E. Center

The George W. Woodruff Physical Education Center is open to all alumni with facility-use cards. The yearly membership fee is $300 for alumni, alumni spouses, and dependent children.

The WoodPEC has undergone renovations, and facilities now include indoor tennis courts, auxiliary court area, upgraded staff/alumni locker rooms, and a new fitness corridor. A wide variety of classes are offered, including yoga, step aerobics, indoor cycling, aikido, tae kwon do, karate, pilates, boot camp, and more.

A free one-day pass is available from the Emory Alumni Association. To purchase a membership at the Woodruff P.E. Center, alumni must first obtain their alumni card, which they can request online. Parking is available at Peavine parking deck, which is located at the gym entrance on the westside of the facility.

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Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC) on the Clairmont Campus

Enjoy outdoor swimming pools and tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, as well as the indoor gymnasium, athletic equipment, and locker rooms. Summer and annual memberships are available with special rates for alumni. Find details at the Emory SAAC website.

To purchase a membership at the SAAC, alumni must first visit EmoryCard Services during regular business hours to obtain an alumni card.

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Michael C. Carlos Museum

The Michael C. Carlos Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets art and artifacts from antiquity to the present in order to provide unique opportunities for education and enrichment in the community, and to promote interdisciplinary teaching and research at Emory.

Alumni receive a 10% discount on membership, and graduates of the current calendar year receive a one-year complimentary membership. 

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Performing Arts at Emory

Through Arts at Emory, alumni enjoy discounted tickets to many of the theatrical, dance, and musical performances on Emory's campus, including those in the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Discounts are not currently available online.

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Parking

You can park in the Fishburne Deck, Michael Street Deck, Oxford Road Visitor's Deck, or the Peavine Visitor's Lot (behind the Woodruff P.E. Center).

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