Atlanta Technical College cuts the ribbon on $5.45 million library and testing center
Atlanta Technical College held a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 18 to celebrate the grand opening of the Atlanta Technical College Library and Testing Center (ATCLTC). More than 300 community leaders and friends of the college gathered at the library to mark the completion of the $5.45 million renovation and repurposing project.
The previous campus library was housed in the Academic Complex and encompassed less than 3,200. The project to renovate and expand the ATCLTC, started in 2009. With help from Cooper Carry Architects and Hillsman Interior Design, the old Georgia Public Broadcasting Building was transformed into a 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art library and testing center.
Atlanta Technical College President Alvetta Peterman Thomas, State Representatives Vincent Fort and Nan Orrock, Atlanta City Council member Joyce Shepherd, TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson and TCSG Board Chair Lynn Cornett were among those who spoke at the ceremony.
Among those present for the ribbon cutting was Riverdale Mayor Evelyn-Wynn Dixon and representatives from the offices of Senator Saxby Chambliss, Congressman John Lewis, Atlanta City council president Caesar Mitchell and Atlanta City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms, were also in attendance.
Features of the library:
- 16,000 square feet of library space that houses more than 23,000 books.
- Periodical room that contains 118 titles.
- Multimedia and film editing rooms
- Electronic classrooms
- Faculty meeting rooms
- Six group study rooms
- Allied health special collections
- Law library that houses more than 3,800 volumes.
- 120 public access computers in the main library and 78 computers in the testing center.