The Georgia Institute of Technology Library, located at 704 Cherry St. Atlanta, Ga 30332, is a large building on the top of a hill. I admit I was a little bit lost trying to find the building. Although both located in Atlanta, Gerogia Tech’s campus is very different from Georgia State University’s urban feeling. The Georgia Tech campus is more of a pedestrian campus than Georgia State University.
Once I found my self at the top of a hill and entering what I found to be the library, I checked in with the friendly security guard. Unlike Georgia State, all I had to do in order to enter the library was have my I.D checked and recorded, but then I was well on my way. Looking around there were only security at the front entrance. I thought this was interesting because when ever I enter Georgia State’s library the first thing I notice is the abundance of police and security.
I took a seat by the stairwell to wait for my friend Jacob, whom I asked to come spend time with me while I observed the library. When he called me to tell me he had arrived, he asked me where I was. I honestly told him I did not know. Then I realized there really were no distinctive landmarks to any section of what I had so far seen of this library. Luckily I saw him walking around the corner moments later. Jacob showed me that a few floors up they have a seating area that was flled with students studying and doing homework. We took our seat in a small booth in the corner of the room so that I could see all that was going on in the room in front of us.
Not much happened while I sat in the Georgia Tech library. Everyone was so focused on their schoolwork, it was almost silent. I literally heard a pen drop from across the room at one point. mostly students were using their laptops while a handful of people had physical books in front of them to study. Every once and a while a new handful of people would cycle in and out of the study environment. Each time a new person entered they would find a seat, and pull one of the over head extention cord over to their work station. I continued to watch this occur and occur for a few hours before needing to leave.