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Patents and Trademarks: Quick Guide: Visitor Info.

Visitor Hours

 

Regular hours for visitors needing government information or patent/trademark information are as follows:

Monday-Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
   
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm

For special hours during semester breaks and holidays, see the Library Calendar 

Please also see the Visitor Access Policy

 

 

Parking

Football -- no parking on campus for home games: Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Nov. 21 (Thurs.) , Nov. 30


For GPS, you may want to enter the address for the Student Center: 350 Ferst Drive, N.W., Atlanta, 30332

From North Ave. , enter campus at Cherry St.  (small street sign; look for brick campus sign) Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Ferst Dr.) – note: Cherry St. is pedestrian-only beyond this intersection. Proceed about 2/10 of a mile. Adjacent to the Student Center is a small visitor lot ("Area 2"), which fills up quickly. Recommended: proceed several hundred feet and turn right into a parking garage ("WO2") 

Note: parking is credit card only; for lot - go to ticket dispensing machine and pay upfront ;  for garage - take a ticket on entering; pay at exit).

If you miss Cherry St., turn right a few feet ahead onto Tech Parkway (Hampton Inn is at this intersection). Turn right at first stoplight to enter campus on Ferst Dr. ; make an immediate right.  Within a few yards is a parking garage on your left (recommended). Or, go further - just beyond the parking garage is a small lot (Area 2), adjacent to the Student Center.

Additional campus entrances are on 5th St. (parallel to North Ave.) ; Tech Parkway ; from 10th St. - Hemphill Ave., State St., and Fowler St. ; and from North Ave., Techwood Dr. 

Note: Ferst Dr. wraps around campus, and becomes 5th street – easy access to Midtown.  

 Visitor lots –  NOTE: as of Monday May 6th, 2019 - Area 3 will be permanently closed. The adjacent parking deck will be used for both visitors and persons who have a permit for that deck.

  Click here for current rates.

Some meter parking requires registration with Parkmobile; registration and payment via smartphone or 1-877-727-5714 with your credit card and license plate info. See: http://us.parkmobile.com/members/

 

After parking: enter the Student Center (it is the 2nd floor). For elevator: veer left and go down one level to the 1st floor and exit.

Proceed along the "Tech Walk" (formerly Skiles Walkway). The Library is at the top of the steps (about 57 - several landings, though)

 

During construction - For elevator access, weekdays until 7:00pm - enter the Skiles building (it is to the right of Tech Walk) .

    one elevator is in its courtyard - to get to it, you can use unmarked concrete ramp to left (at end of Tech Walk, behind Starbucks umbrellas). Elevator is to your right from the courtyard. Select the 2nd floor. Exit right, then another right and proceed down hallway. Exit to outside hallway and turn left to elevated concrete ramp. Library 1st floor entrance is just ahead, slightly to the left. Use curb cut on sidewalk.

    or, use the smaller elevator inside the building  - use entrance near trolley turnaround. Select the 2nd floor. Exit right - proceed down hallway. Then turn left at outside hallway and proceed down concrete ramp. Library 1st floor entrance is just ahead, slightly to the left. Use curb cut on sidewalk.

   Diagram of Skiles, using its courtyard elevator, is on the CTL accessibility website, at: http://ctl.gatech.edu/content/accessibility-map-ctl-0

Special note for no-stair access during construction: Skiles building is locked after about 7:00pm on Monday-Friday. It is not available on weekends. 

Or - from visitor parking areas, used sidewalk to proceed east on Ferst Dr., turn left on Cherry St.  There is a slight elevation, but it is mostly flat.

Drop-off options :

        Very quickly -- the corner of Cherry St. & Ferst Dr.; the library is straight ahead, about 200 yards away.

Closest drop-off is halfway up the hill of Bobby Dodd Way. BUT -- it is not flat.. Driver will have to turn right  (in to an alley, one-way). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campus Map (new)

Campus Map

This customized central campus map in pdf (snippet below) shows the construction on campus, spring 2011, with recommended parking.

 

 For detailed directions and parking, see the "Directions" or "Parking" tabs.

  Directions to Campus

Note: for GPS, you may want to enter the address for the Student Center: 350 Ferst Drive, N.W., Atlanta, 30332

Coming from the North (using I-85, I-75, GA-400):
 
  1. Take North Avenue Exit 249D.
  2. Take exit ramp to stoplight and turn right onto North Avenue.
  3. Proceed about a half mile and turn right to enter campus at Cherry St.  (small street sign; look for brick campus sign) Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Ferst Dr.) – note: Cherry St. is pedestrian-only beyond this intersection. Proceed about 2/10 of a mile. Adjacent to the Student Center is a small visitor lot, which fills up quickly. Recommended: proceed several hundred feet and turn right just beyond a parking garage. Look for the sign for Visitor parking (nearby are a Faculty lot and student parking).

    If you miss Cherry St., turn right a few feet ahead onto Tech Parkway (Hampton Inn is at this intersection). Turn right at first stoplight to enter campus on Ferst Dr. ; make an immediate right. Within a few yards is an option to turn left - this is for Area 3 parking (recommended). Or, go further - just beyond a student parking garage is a small lot (Area 2), adjacent to the Student Center.

     Area 2 (Student Center visitor parking lot) is small and fills up quickly. Click here for current rates.

      Area 3 visitor lot is recommended .  NOTE - there is staff/faculty parking near this (W 3) - please park in the visitor lot to avoid being ticketed/towed. Click here for current rates.

    

Coming from the South (using I-75, I-85):

  1. Take Exit 249D. Continue straight one block to West Peachtree Street.
  2. Turn left on West Peachtree Street.
  3. Proceed one block to North Avenue and turn left.
  4. Proceed about half a mile and turn right to enter campus at Cherry St.  (small street sign; look for brick campus sign) Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Ferst Dr.) – note: Cherry St. is pedestrian-only beyond this intersection. Proceed about 2/10 of a mile. Adjacent to the Student Center is a small visitor lot, which fills up quickly. Recommended: proceed several hundred feet and turn right just beyond a parking garage. Look for the sign for Visitor parking (nearby are a Faculty lot and student parking).

    If you miss Cherry St., turn right a few feet ahead onto Tech Parkway (Hampton Inn is at this intersection). Turn right at first stoplight to enter campus on Ferst Dr. ; make an immediate right.  Within a few yards is an option to turn left - this is for Area 3 parking (recommended). Or, go further - just beyond a student parking garage is a small lot (Area 2), adjacent to the Student Center.

  5. Area 2 (Student Center visitor parking lot) is small and fills up quickly. Click here for current rates.

    Area 3 visitor lot is recommended .  NOTE - there is staff/faculty parking near this (W 3) - please park in the visitor lot to avoid being ticketed/towed. Click here for current rates.

     

Coming from the East (using North Avenue):

  1. Take North Avenue past the football stadium (Techwood Dr.) to enter campus at Cherry St.  (small street sign; look for brick campus sign) Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Ferst Dr.) – note: Cherry St. is pedestrian-only beyond this intersection. Proceed about 2/10 of a mile. Adjacent to the Student Center is a small visitor lot, which fills up quickly. Recommended: proceed several hundred feet and turn right just beyond a parking garage. Look for the sign for Visitor parking (nearby are a Faculty lot and student parking).

    If you miss Cherry St., turn right a few feet ahead onto Tech Parkway (Hampton Inn is at this intersection). Turn right at first stoplight to enter campus on Ferst Dr. ; make an immediate right.  Within a few yards is an option to turn left - this is for Area 3 parking (recommended). Or, go further - just beyond a student parking garage is a small lot (Area 2), adjacent to the Student Center.

  2. Area 2 (Student Center visitor parking lot) is small and fills up quickly. Click here for current rates.

    Area 3 visitor lot is recommended .  NOTE - there is staff/faculty parking near this (W 3) - please park in the visitor lot to avoid being ticketed/towed. Click here for current rates.

 

Taking MARTA (use Midtown station):          

          Tech Trolley to campus:

The Tech Trolley connects passengers from the Midtown Marta station (south exit, Peachtree Place NE) to the Georgia Tech campus.  Two options to disembark:

Fastest (but requires walking up a hill; no direct route) - Get off at the corner of 5th St. and Fowler (baseball field). Walk south on Fowler, turn right at the parking garage (end of street) and then left at stop sign (Fowler continues). Walk towards the stadium (south) to the end of the street, and then turn right. Walk up the hill to the library entrance. Allow about 30 minutes total.

Slowest (but minimal walking to Library; flat route) - Get off at the new trolley turnaround. Walk north towards the new Clough building and "Tech Walk" (formerly Skiles Walkway) .  For elevator access, enter Clough building, use elevator to 4th floor. Exit left to Library.  Or, at Tech Walk, go up steps (about 57 - several landings, though) to library's main entrance.  Allow about 40 minutes total.