Gilbert Lounge

What's in the Gilbert Lounge?

The Gilbert Lounge, located on 1 West [view map] near the Clough entrance, houses the Library's popular materials collection including:

  • eBooks via OverDrive

    OverDrive is a sophisticated platform for downloading and reading eBooks. The Library purchased OverDrive with a generous grant from the Lewis H. Beck Educational Foundation to supplement its growing leisure collection. Currently, the library offers popular bestsellers, a science fiction collection, and growing DVD collection.

  • Popular Reading (3 week checkout)

    Popular reading consists of current best sellers, contemporary fiction, graphic novels, and timely non-fiction titles.  You can search or browse titles here:


  • Audio Books (3 week checkout)

    This small collection of audiobooks was a donation to the Gilbert Lounge.

  • DVD Collection (5 day checkout)

    The DVD collection consists of popular, new releases as well as classics and television series. You can browse titles here.

  • Current Newspapers (in library use only)

    We keep the most recent issues of the following titles: Atlanta Journal and Constitution; Wall Street Journal; Financial Times; USA Today; New York Times; Washington Post; China Scholars Abroad; Christian Science Monitor; People's Daily; China Today; Atlanta Daily World

  • Book Swap (free, take one, bring one)


Where can I find more fiction or popular titles?

  • Other fiction titles can be found on the 4th floor in the West Building [view map] under the call numbers starting with PR, PS, and PZ. We also have several bestsellers preloaded onto Kindles that can be loaned from the Library Service Desk for a 2 week period. Check here for a list of the titles available.
  • Science Fiction titles are also available in the Science Fiction Collection on 1 East [view map].
  • You can also request items to checkout through GIL Express or Interlibrary Loan.

We want to hear what titles, authors, and types of materials you would like to see in the Gilbert Lounge. Tell Us Now!


Donations Accepted

Contact us at: for more information on donating popular titles.