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Though much of the Library’s physical collection is now housed at the Library Service Center off campus, it’s still a central service point for a range of resources available to faculty, staff, and students — and there are some that you may not be aware of.

Many of these resources can be accessed with a Georgia Tech login from the comfort of your desk or dorm, whether you are reading for pleasure, catching up on current events, or testing new technology.

Here are just a few things you have access to — all of which are free:

Magazines: The Library’s subscription to Flipster lets users read current issues of Wired, Inc., Popular Science, and more.

E-books: Overdrive offers access to e-book checkouts in various formats, including Kindle.

Research Guides: The Library’s knowledgeable staff puts together guides on special topics. Two recent ones that may be of interest are the 2017 solar eclipse and the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Films on Demand: Supplement your Netflix subscription with documentaries from acclaimed sources including PBS, HBO, Ken Burns, and NOVA.  

ProQuest: Read full-text articles from an array of news sources, including many that would normally require a paid subscription, such as The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, or The Washington Post. Note that the reading experience may not always be as user-friendly as the publication’s full website or print edition.

Gadgets: Students, faculty, and staff can check out Kindles, iPads, Go Pros, DSLR cameras, and more through the Gadgets program. 

Archives: If it’s Georgia Tech you want to learn more about, the online archives are a trove of historic photos and documents — as is SMARTech

Learn more about the Library and its resources at, or follow the Library on Twitter (GTLibrary), Facebook (GeorgiaTechLibrary), or Instagram (GTLibrary).


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  • Created By:Kristen Bailey
  • Created:02/05/2018
  • Modified By:Kristen Bailey
  • Modified:02/13/2018