The Architecture Library is housed in the College of Design and is the only official branch library on campus. The central library is located across the street, providing students and faculty convenient access to both collections. The Architecture Library supports teaching, learning, and research activities of faculty and students by offering services, collections, instruction, and outreach that are targeted to the five schools within the School of Architecture. The Architecture Library also provides many of these functions for constituencies across the university and the larger community.
The Architecture Library strives to meet the increasing demand for access to information. The Library provides ever-expanding access to electronic information resources that are available at the library, in the design studio, dormitory, or in the home. At the same time the Library continues to grow its print collection, and maintains a commitment to providing information resources in whatever media are necessary and appropriate.
Instruction and research in architecture at Georgia Tech is interdisciplinary, reflecting trends in the profession at large. Library support must respond to changing emphases in teaching and research. As a result, collection development has broadened beyond basic coverage of the most fundamental subjects (e.g. architectural history, theory, and practice) to include more emphasis on related fields (e.g. construction, urban and regional planning, landscape architecture, etc.), as well as newer areas of study (digital design & fabrication, new urbanism, health & design, high performance buildings, accessibility). The Library also attempts to acquire significant foreign-language publications to support global and multicultural studies in architecture.
For more information, visit the Architecture Library website.