Library Service Center

The Library Service Center is a collaborative project between Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Once constructed, the Center will house a shared collection and provide robust service and optimal space for present and future library growth essential to both Emory and Georgia Tech.

Overview:

  • The Library Service Center will be owned and operated by Emory and Georgia Tech.
  • The Library Service Center will be located on 4.6 acres of Emory’s Briarcliff property.
  • The Library Service Center will be a secure, climate-controlled facility that will employ state-of-the-art equipment and technology to house library collections, provide access to them, and ensure cost-effective, long-term preservation.
  • Site preparation begins this summer and construction begins in the fall of 2014. Completion is expected in the fall of 2015 and transfer of materials will begin immediately upon completion.

Among the benefits for Emory library users:

  • The Library Service Center will provide a single off-site location for collections from all Emory libraries.
  • Expanded electronic access will offer faster and more efficient service, while enhanced preservation and security provisions will provide better protection for the collections.
  • A reading room at the Library Service Center will allow users to consult materials onsite so that they can make more precise selections of materials to be delivered to a campus library for use.
  • There will be no reduction in the current level of service to Emory library users. In fact, service for materials housed at the Library Service Center will be enhanced and expanded as noted above.

Information about the Library Service Center will be updated and new information added as the project moves forward.