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Visitor Hours

NOTE: One of two Library buildings (Price Gilbert) is closed for renovation. The Crosland Tower is now open.

Fall semester hours, 2019 started Sunday Aug. 18th

Regular visitor 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

 

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

For special hours during semester breaks and holidays, see the webpage for Library Hours 

Please also see the Visitor information page.

 

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, 2019

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

  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 right onto Cherry St.; 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 ("W02"). 

  Area 3 visitor lot - 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.

  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 into a parking garage ("W02", recommended).

Or, go further - just beyond the 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 - 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.

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).

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 of a mile and enter campus at Cherry St.  (small street sign; look for brick campus sign, Turn right onto Cherry St.; 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 ("W02").    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 in to a parking garage (recommended). Or, go further - just beyond the parking garage is a small lot (Area 2), adjacent to the Student Center.

  

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 right on to Cherry St. 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 ("W02"). 
  2. If you miss Cherry St., turn right a few feet ahead onto Ferst 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 ("W02", recommended). Or, go further - just beyond the parking garage is a small lot ("Area 2"), adjacent to the Student Center.

 

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. 

Get off at the trolley turnaround. Walk north towards the Clough building and "Tech Walk" (formerly Skiles Walkway).At Tech Walk, veer right and go up steps (about 57 - several landings, though) to first floor entrance of library tower building.

For elevator access, enter Skiles building (to the right of the trolley turnaround). Use inside elevator and select the 2nd floor. Exit right and proceed down the hallway. Then turn left to outside hallway and proceed down concrete ramp. Library 1st floor entrance is just ahead, slightly to the left. Use curb cut on sidewalk.  [note: Skiles building is locked after about 7:00pm on Monday- Friday, and is not open on weekends]

Allow about 40 minutes total.