Visitor Information

Emory University is located in the Druid Hills neighborhood which is part of the greater Atlanta metro area. Below you will find driving directions and information on the best places to park on campus. If you are without a car, we have suggested alternative transportation options as well. If you are visiting Atlanta and will be with us for an extended stay, we have suggested some local accommodations.

Directions

North/South

If you are driving to Emory from the North or South on I-85, take the Clairmont Road exit (#91). Turn right on Clairmont Road if you are coming from the South or left if you are coming from the North and follow Clairmont approximately three miles to North Decatur Road. Turn west (right) and follow North Decatur Road approximately one mile to the Emory campus. Enter the roundabout and exit at the first turn through the main entrance gates. After passing through the gates, take an immediate right on Fishburne Drive and follow Fishburne to the three-way intersection. Proceed straight ahead and turn right into the Fishburne Visitor parking deck, the closest visitor parking to the Woodruff Library.

East/West

Approaching Emory from the east or west via I-20, take the Moreland Avenue North exit. Turn north on Moreland Avenue and follow it approximately three miles, at which point Moreland becomes Briarcliff Road. Continue straight on Briarcliff Road approximately two miles to North Decatur Road. Turn east (right) and follow North Decatur Road through the first roundabout where you will take the second exit into Emory Village. Follow this to the second roundabout and take the third exit through the main entrance gates. After passing through the gates, take an immediate right on Fishburne Drive and follow Fishburne to the three-way intersection. Proceed straight ahead and turn right into the Fishburne Visitor parking deck, the closest visitor parking to the Woodruff Library.

From the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport

By Car

Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is located in the southwest section of the city, approximately twenty-five minutes from the Emory University campus.  Visitors driving from the airport should take I-85 North to Atlanta and take the Clairmont Road exit (#91).  Turn right on Clairmont Road and follow it approximately three miles to North Decatur Road.  Turn west (right) and follow North Decatur Road approximately one mile to the Emory Campus. Enter the roundabout and exit at the first turn through the main entrance gates.  After passing through the gates, take an immediate right on Fishburne Drive and follow Fishburne to the three-way intersection.  Proceed straight ahead and turn right into the Fishburne Visitor parking deck, the closest visitor parking to the Woodruff Library.

By Mass Transit

Convenient train service from the airport to the Emory campus is available at the Airport MARTA Station, located near the baggage claim area of the airport.  MARTA trains arrive and depart from the airport every eight minutes. In 15 minutes, a passenger can travel the 10 miles to downtown Atlanta, where connections are available to other parts of the city. The Emory campus is accessible by MARTA bus from the following four transfer points: Inman Park/Reynoldstown Station (#6 bus), Lindbergh Station (#6 bus), Avondale Station (#36 bus), and Midtown Station (#36 bus). For current information on fares, schedules and routes, please see the MARTA Web site.

Other Options

In addition to MARTA, rental cars, taxicabs, and hotel shuttle services are available at the airport. For additional airport information, please see the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport website

Parking

Visitors to Emory may park in one of three visitor parking decks: Fishburne, Oxford Road, and Peavine. Fishburne is located closest to the Woodruff library building.


Fishburne parking deck: This is the preferred place to park and is located between Glenn Memorial Church and the Scwartz Center. From North Decatur Road, proceed around the traffic circle to the main entrance of the University (Dowman Drive) and take an immediate right on Fishburne Drive and follow it to the three way stop. Proceed straight ahead and turn right into the Fishburne parking deck, the closest visitor parking to the Woodruff Library. To get to the library, exit the parking deck and turn left. Take the first right (on Fishburne Drive). Proceed straight across a bridge toward the triangular entrance that leads into the Carlos Museum. At the triangular entrance, turn right and follow the sidewalk to the over pass between two buildings. The entrance to Woodruff Library is under the right-hand side of the overpass. 

Oxford Road visitor parking deck: This lot is located behind the Oxford Road Building that houses University Admissions, Emory Barnes and Noble, and a Starbucks. To access the Oxford Road parking deck, exit the traffic circle onto Oxford Road. The entrance to the parking deck will be just past the Oxford Road Building on your right.

Peavine visitor parking: This surface lot is located next to the Woodruff PE Center, off of Oxford Road. From North Decatur road, exit the traffic circle onto Oxford Road. Turn right onto Peavine drive; go straight through the first stop sign, and the visitor surface lot will be ahead on your left. Please use the gated entrance to the lot adjacent to the attendant’s booth. A regularly scheduled shuttle bus service (Route D) stops at this lot and at the Library.

For additional maps and information, you can also visit Emory University's Directions web site.

Alternative Transportation Options

MARTA

Atlanta’s mass transit system is MARTA (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority). MARTA operates a coordinated system of bus and train lines for access to all of Atlanta. Exact change or tokens are required for the bus. The number 6 MARTA bus runs down Clifton Road, between the Lindbergh Station on the North line and the Inman Park/Reynoldstown Station on the East line. The number 36 MARTA bus travels down North Decatur Road, between the Midtown Station on the North line and the Avondale Station on the East line.

There is a stop for MARTA bus number 6 near the intersection of North Decatur and Clifton Roads. Exit the bus and proceed to Fishburne Drive. The Library is located at the intersection of Fishburne Drive and Asbury Circle. Take a right on Asbury Circle and the Library will be on the left. Proceed to the entrance at the front of the Library.
There is a stop for MARTA bus number 36 and bus number 6 near the main entrance to Emory University on North Decatur Road. Exit the bus and proceed through the main entrance on Dowman Drive and take an immediate right on Fishburne Drive. Proceed straight ahead and at the three-way stop, take a left and cross over Mizell Bridge.  Bear to the right and proceed to the entrance at the front of the Library.

From the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport

Convenient train service from the airport to the Emory campus is available at the Airport MARTA Station, located near the baggage claim area of the airport. MARTA trains arrive and depart from the airport every eight minutes. In 15 minutes, a passenger can travel the 10 miles to downtown Atlanta, where connections are available to other parts of the city. The Emory campus is accessible by MARTA bus from the following four transfer points: Inman Park/Reynoldstown Station (#6 bus), Lindbergh Station (#6 bus), Avondale Station (#36 bus), and Midtown Station (#36 bus).

For current information on fares, schedules and routes, please see the MARTA web site.

Emory Campus Shuttles

Emory provides several complimentary shuttle routes to help you get around campus. The "A" shuttle includes service to the Emory Inn on Clifton Road, and the "CCTMA" shuttle route includes downtown Decatur and the Holiday Inn on Clairemont Avenue. All Emory campus shuttles are accessible to persons with mobility impairments. Please see the Emory Campus Shuttle website for additional information on schedules and routes.

Accommodations

The Atlanta area offers visitors a wide range of accommodations and cuisines. Listed below are a few of the hotels and restaurants most convenient to the Library. For additional suggestions, please visit Emory’s Visitor Guide.

Lodging

Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
404-712-6000 or toll-free 1-800-933-6679
Fifteen minute walk from the Library or take Emory Shuttle.

Courtyard Marriott
130 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
404-371-0204 or toll-free 888-236-2427

University Inn
1767 North Decatur Road NE, Atlanta
404-634-7327 or toll-free 1-800-654-8591
Ten minute walk from the Library.

Restaurants

Asbury Court, Emory Hospital, H-Wing-cafeteria and short-order grill.
Cox Hall-fast food, deli, and salad bar.
Jazzman’s Café, Woodruff Library, level 1-coffee and small selection of sandwiches, salads and snacks.

Several good and inexpensive restaurants and coffeehouses are located a brief walk from the Emory campus in Emory Village across from the main gates.