The Library is a 24-hour, professionally-staffed facility from Sunday at noon to Friday at 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (access is limited to Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff from midnight to 7:30 a.m.). Hours are increased during pre-finals and finals weeks and are reduced during school term breaks and holidays.
The Library’s Information Services Desk is located on the first floor of the Library’s West building. Staff members at the Desk provide information, research, and technical assistance in person, via phone, email, or chat. Information, reference, and circulation services also are provided in the Architecture Library on the first floor of the College of Architecture building. Additionally, subject librarians are assigned to each teaching department or college, and Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), for support in instruction and research. Subject librarians offer orientations, instruction and demonstrations for classes, groups, or individuals as well as customized instruction geared toward specific classes and assignments. To locate a subject librarian, link to http://www.library.gatech.edu/services/subject_librarians.php or call the Information Services Department at 404-894-4530.
Subject librarians also are responsible for collection development and welcome faculty and student input on library purchases. The ongoing relevancy of library resources to all Institute degree programs is accomplished through a variety of means including: the Libraries’ collection development policies: http://www.library.gatech.edu/about/collection_dev.php and a web-based faculty / student acquisitions’ form:
The Information Services Desk in the Library West Commons (LWC) area is a joint project between the Library and the Office of Information Technology (OIT). The LWC consists of a state-of-the art 80-workstation computer cluster featuring an extensive array of software and access to the Library’s electronic resources. Both information and technical assistance is provided by full-time Library staff and student user assistants. LWC also includes a 20-workstation Multimedia Center featuring cutting-edge multimedia production hardware and software. OIT staff members provide expert assistance, 8:00 a.m. to midnight most days, supporting student and faculty multimedia needs. In addition, the Library partners with faculty to provide LWC cubicles as tutoring space for teaching assistants. Adjacent to the LWC, the Presentation Rehearsal Studio is available for students, featuring smart technology and digital video recording equipment. Technology offered here replicates the computer-supported classrooms on campus.