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Government Information: Visitor Info.

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Visitor Hours

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

Spring semester hours, 2019

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

 

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

Please also see the Visitor information page.

 

Parking


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, 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.

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  Area 3” is recommended;  a small lot (“Area 2”) is adjacent to the Student Center.  Please do NOT park in W03, nearby.   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 (veer left for the elevator) 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 6:00pm - enter the Skiles building (to the right of Tech Walk) .

    one elevator is in courtyard - to get to it, you can use ramp to left (at end of Tech Walk). Select the 2nd floor. Exit right, then another right and proceed down hallway. Exit to outside hallway (a few feet) and proceed on concrete ramp to the left.

    or, use the  smaller elevator inside - use building entrance near trolley turnaround. Select the 2nd floor. Exit right - proceed down hallway. Then turn left at outside hallway and proceed down concrete ramp.

    Enter library at 1st floor (nearest entrance) or proceed down hill to ground floor entrance.

Special note for no-stair access during construction: Skiles building is locked after about 7:00pm on Monday-Thursday, and about 6:00pm on Friday. It is not available on weekends. 

From visitor parking areas, flat access: proceed east on Ferst Dr., turn left on Cherry St.

Drop-off options :

Closest drop-off is halfway up the top of the hill of Bobby Dodd Way. It is not flat.. As you drive up, you will have to turn right (an alley). 

Consider being dropped off (very quickly) at the corner of Cherry St. & Ferst Dr.; the library is straight ahead, about 200 yards away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campus Map, 2019

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 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 of a mile and 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.

  

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).
  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 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.

 

From Tech Square -  weekdays until about 6:15pm, a "Tech Square Express" runs between 3 stops - GT hotel/Global Learning Center; Scheller College of Business ; Technology Square Research Building/Centergy One

 

  -- to/from the back of the Clough building on campus.

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.  [note: Skiles building is locked after about 7:00pm on Monday-Thursday and about 6:00pm Friday, and is not open on weekends]

Allow about 40 minutes total.