Covid-19 Library Response: Important Info

Updated Jan. 10, 2022

All virtual services are available 24-hours a day via the Library's Ask Us!

All scheduled courses and consultations with librarians, archivists, and public service associates will continue virtually.

Lending and delivery of physical resources from the Library Service Center (LSC) are now available. Faculty will receive items via LENDS delivery.

Access to Emory's shared collection in the LSC, GIL Express, and Interlibrary Loan services has resumed. Expect delivery delays for physical items borrowed from non-Georgia Tech libraries due to quarantine procedures.

The Library recommends use of virtual support services in lieu of in-person archival and resource access. We also encourage use and request of electronic copies when possible.

Hours

Crosland Tower

Library (Crosland Tower)

Access to the Library is available without a Buzzcard from 7:30am to 6pm. Access to the Library is available without a Buzzcard from 7:30am to 6pm. For virtual services visit our Ask Us! page.

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Clough Commons

Access to Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons is available without a Buzzcard from 7:30am to 6pm.

FAQs

The Georgia Tech Library operates with the goal of prioritizing health and safety while providing the delivery of critical services to support campus-based instruction for students, faculty and staff.

Our guiding principles include:

  • Supporting students in their academic progression and faculty in their quality of instruction;
  • Assisting the research and innovation enterprises;
  • Promoting transparency and communication with our decision-making process;
  • Seeking direction from public health experts to inform and refine our decisions;
  • Promoting empathy in responding to the needs and concerns of the campus community;
  • Remaining flexible in our planning and execution;
  • And encouraging each member of the Georgia Tech Community to demonstrate personal health responsibility.


Is the Library open? What are the hours?
Yes. The Library, which includes the S. Price Gilbert Memorial Library and Crosland Tower, plus connections to Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, is open to the Georgia Tech community. The Library is open from 7:30am to 6pm to everyone, and is available 24 hours per day with a BuzzCard.

Can I use the Library to study?
Yes. Individuals are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering while inside campus facilities.

Can I eat and/or drink in the Library and Clough?
Yes.

Are collaboration rooms open?
Yes. Please be advised all reservations may be cancelled without notice due to health and safety concerns and/or building or campus closures.

Can I use the Library’s computers and printers?
Remote printing is available throughout both buildings in the Library and Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons.

General computing clusters are available in the Library and Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons. The clusters are located on the 4th floor of Crosland Tower and the 3rd floor of Clough.

Can I borrow a laptop, camera, microphone, or other periphery?
Yes, please visit the Gadgets page for more information.

Collections

Library Books

Course Reserves

The Library evaluated physical course reserves and purchased frequently used materials in an electronic format, as available, to facilitate access remotely. Instructors should contact their subject expert regarding the availability of course reserves materials.

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Equipment Lending (Gadgets)

Please visit the Gadgets page for more information.

Services

We encourage users to visit this page for assistance and the latest information regarding Library service. We will continue to provide services virtually 24/7.

Lending and delivery of physical resources from the Library Service Center are available. Faculty will receive items via LENDS delivery.

All requests should start by e-mailing reserves@library.gatech.edu for course reserves. Subject librarians are working diligently with students, faculty, and staff to find alternate resources, when possible. Contact your subject expert for assistance.

Returns

Returns are available by mail or in-person using a book drop in the Library.

Special Electronic Resources

Off-campus Facilities

Library Service Center (LSC)

The Library Service Center (LSC), operated jointly by Emory University and Georgia Tech, is active but currently closed to the public. Deliveries are made once a day.

Library Records Center

The Library Records Center’s (LRC) hours of service are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Access to building is provided by appointment only.