Resources & Services

Library privileges, networking opportunities, and discounts to the Georgia Aquarium are among the many resources and services you're eligible for as a Candler alum.

Library & Research Resources

Pitts Theology Library staff actively work to provide alumni access to a number of on-campus and electronic resources.

On-campus resources:
For those who are within the Atlanta area or are planning a visit to Candler, alumni are eligible for borrowing privileges at Pitts Theology Library and the Robert W. Woodruff Library.

Electronic resources:
To gain access to these resources, alumni must register online with the Emory Alumni Association. 

Pitts also offers remote access to electronic resources for those who can’t physically come to the library, including but not limited to the following:

Academic Search Alumni Edition: Intended for the research needs of the post-college professional, this database provides full text for more than 3,350 journals in nearly every area of academic study.

ATLA Database Access for Alumni: The leading index of literature published in the fields of theology and religious studies, including many full text articles, essays, and book reviews. 

Credo Reference Library: A resource that provides over 3.4 million full-text articles from over 850 major reference works by more than 100 publishers.

Hermeneia Biblical Commentary Series: Designed for the serious student of the Bible, the series seeks to offer authoritative interpretation of the earliest texts of the biblical books and other literature closely related to the Bible.

Very Short Introductions: A series produced by Oxford University press where expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make often challenging topics highly readable.

Research support:
For research consultations, Pitts’ reference librarians are available to work with Emory alumni by phone, text, email, and online chat. Visit for details.

Open access research guides are websites curated by Pitts librarians in conversation with Candler faculty! They cover a variety of topics, including theology, history, technology, sustainability, and so much more!

The Pitts’ Digital Collections site has full-text digitizations of hundreds of items Pitts’ rare book and archival collectionsh are available for teaching, research, and other non-commercial purposes.

The Pitts’ Exhibitions site offers digital exhibitions as well as digital content from Pitts’ gallery exhibitions, including virtual tours and catalogs.

The Digital Image Archive (DIA) is a database of more than 65,000 images of biblical illustrations, portraits of religious leaders, printers' devices, engravings of church buildings, and other theological topics, which are available for teaching, research, and other non-commercial purposes.

Video Resources

You can find recordings of worship services and sermons, speakers and lectures and, special events on Candler’s Vimeo channel.

Worship Sermons & Services
Candler live streams worship services during the academic year and maintains a video archive of sermons.

Sermons and Services
Candler Live Stream

Speakers and Lectures
Candler encourages dialogue and the exchange of ideas with guest speakers, visiting professors, and panel discussions, recently welcoming E.J. Dionne, Dr. Angela Davis, and Dr. Walker E. Fluker to campus. The lectures can be streamed after the events.

The Candler Foundry
Faculty Lectures
Laney Program in Moral Leadership
Dean’s Lecture Series
McDonald Lecture
Invited Lectures 

Candler events that provide an in-depth look into a particular topic.

Giving Freedom – A Right-Side-Up Approach to Church Fundraising
Convocations & Commencements
Prophetic Voices—Centennial Academic Conference
Candler Centennial

Financial Assistance

In partnership with the Shepherd’s Fund Candler alums or spouses may seek assistance grants for health issues.

Professional Development

Candler's job board includes paid part-time and full-time opportunities for Candler alumni. 

Emory Benefits

Being an alum of Candler also means having access to the benefits provided by the larger Emory network:

Global Alumni Network
Emory alumni reside around the world working in a broad range of fields. Emory Alumni Association hosts networking events and offers a variety of groups as a way to meet and connect around the global.

Alumni have access to a wide variety of quality insurance coverage through The Alumni Insurance Program. Take advantage of affordable group rates on a diverse portfolio of insurance products including travel insurance and the Emory Alumni Association Alumni Insurance Program.

Emory alumni receive discounts on select products and experiences including Staples, Atlanta Magazine, and the Georgia Aquarium.

Professional Development
Emory provides career webinars, career coaching and advising for alumni.

Candler’s Online Community

Stay up-to-date and connected to the Candler community by following Candler and Pitts on social mediasigning up for the alumni monthly e-newsletter, and subscribing to the Pitts Prospectus weekly email about library workshops, exhibits, and resources.

Transcript Requests

Official transcripts may be ordered online through OPUS or by visiting the University Registrar. For related questions, visit the Candler Registrar at