Judge S. Price Gilbert Memorial Library

  • Ground Broken Date: July 5, 1951
  • Date Building Named: November 21,1953

Initially built to house 450,000 volumes, further renovations made it home to a collection of 4.7 million items from books, government documents, technical reports and even rare historical artifacts. The library offers a wide variety of service and resources to the ungraduate and graduate population at Tech. The Architecture Library also boasts a collection of 49,000 volumes for architutre, art, building construction, urban planning, industrial design, and landscape architecture as well as approximately 1,000 rare books.

SMARTech is the digital repository for capturing the Institute’s intellectual output in support of its teaching and research missions. 

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Philanthropy - Judge S. Price Gilbert donated Coca-Cola stock to the Board of Regents, with requirements that the proceeds be used to build a new library. Gilbert later donated more funds for the completion of the project.

Stirling Price Gilbert

Born in Stewart County Georgia, Stirling Price Gilbert earned a Bachelor of Science and Law from Vanderbilt University and Yale, respectively. Gilbert served as a judge of the Supreme Court of Georgia and did much to assist education in Georgia during his term on the Georgia Board of Regents.