Popular Materials

What's in the Popular Materials Collection?

The popular materials, located on 4 West [view map] near the elevator, houses the Library's popular materials collection including:

  • eBooks via OverDrive

    OverDrive is a sophisticated platform for downloading and reading eBooks. The Library purchased OverDrive with a generous grant from the Lewis H. Beck Educational Foundation to supplement its growing leisure collection. Currently, the library offers popular bestsellers, a science fiction collection, and growing DVD collection.

  • Popular Reading (3 week checkout)

    Popular reading consists of current best sellers, contemporary fiction, graphic novels, and timely non-fiction titles. You can search titles here:

  • Audio Books (3 week checkout)

    This small collection of audiobooks was a donation to the Popular Materials Collection.

  • DVD Collection (5 day checkout)

    The DVD collection consists of popular, new releases as well as classics and television series. You can search titles here:

  • Current Newspapers & Magazines (in library use only)

    We keep the most recent issues of the following titles: Atlanta Journal and Constitution; Wall Street Journal; Financial Times; USA Today; New York Times; Washington Post; China Scholars Abroad; Christian Science Monitor; People's Daily; China Today; Atlanta Daily World; Atlantic Monthly; Consumer Reports; Ebony; Entertainment Weekly; Harper’s; Inc.; Money; National Geographic; New Yorker; People; Popular Mechanics; Popular Science; Rolling Stone; Smithsonian; Spin; Sports Illustrated; Time; Atlanta Business Chronicle; Atlanta Inquirer; New York Times Review of Books

Where can I find more fiction or popular titles?

  • Other fiction titles can be found and requested in the library catalog. We also have several bestsellers preloaded onto Kindles that can be loaned from the Library Service Desk for a 2 week period. 
  • Science Fiction titles are also available in the Science Fiction Collection on 4 West [view map].
  • You can also request items to checkout through Interlibrary Loan.

We want to hear what titles, authors, and types of materials you would like to see in the Popular Materials Collection. Tell Us Now!


Donations Accepted

Contact us at: pop@library.gatech.edu for more information on donating popular titles.