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About the Georgia Tech Library
The Georgia Tech Library, since it's earliest incarnation in the Carnegie building in 1907, has served the needs of our students, faculty and staff. It is open 24 hours a day during times when school is in session.
In 2019 the Library moved into the newly renovated, seven-story Crosland Tower, originally built in 1968 to house the library's exploding physical collections. Price-Gilbert will reopen in 2020, at which time the library renewal, called Library Next, will be complete.
The Georgia Tech Library features more than 1.2 million items in its circulating collection, including books, e-books, music and movies. The majority of this physical collection is housed in cold storage at the Library Service Center in partnership with Emory University, meaning students, faculty and staff have access to their multi-million volume collection, as well. This partnership continues to expand, so check the catalog regularly for new items.
This library is primarily a digital-first organization, meaning our customers use our electronic resources most heavily, averaging more than four million downloads a year from more than 35,000 databases covering virtually every conceivable topic of scholarship. We also offer access to numerous news and government sources.
Mission: The Georgia Tech Library exists to catalyze the discovery and creation of knowledge.
Vision: Georgia Tech Library redefines the technological research library of the 21st century. Students, faculty, and staff are inspired to create The Next through innovative digital and physical environments, curated scholarly content, outstanding services, and information expertise.
Faculty Advisory Board
Created in fall 2007, the Library/Faculty Advisory Board (LFAB) is an essential sounding board for the library, particularly to enhance faculty engagement. Board Members facilitate faculty-library communications and partner with the library in areas of strategic concern including: scholarly communications, author rights, information policy and online presence.
Board members also serve as Library advocates and counselors, and have been particularly instrumental in guiding design of the "Library Next" initiative. The Board includes representatives from all Georgia Tech colleges and meets six times annually.
Student Advisory Board
The Library's Undergraduate Student Advisory Board provides direct student input to the Library’s senior administration including the Dean. Areas of input include: consulting on the library’s digital programs, services, collections, renovations, and marketing efforts.
Board members were integral in launching the Library Next process, and continue to be involved with both physical and digital programming. The Board also provides input regarding the G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, which is connected to, and managed by, the library. The Board meets six times each academic year. Meetings are typically held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. in the Wilby Room and include lunch.