Copy Card Balance Transfer Program

May 20, 2015 at 9:05 pm | Posted in news | Leave a comment

Dear Students:

Earlier this year, we removed our copy machine from the lobby of Galvin Library.  We understand that some of you may still have money on your copy cards.  Since it is University policy that we no longer handle cash, we have set up a process with the Office of Technology Services to transfer any remaining balance into your campus print account.

If you have a balance, or would like to check your balance, you need to come to the Administrative Suite at Galvin Library (upper level, southeast side).  We will check to see how much is left on your card and instruct you how to transfer that amount to print credit.  This system will be in place until September 30.  If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Worrell at

Thank  you!

Summer Reading Options

May 19, 2015 at 2:01 pm | Posted in news | Leave a comment


It’s been a long couple of semesters, but now it’s summer and you have time to relax and read what you want to, not what you have to. Whether you’re looking for books to read at the beach, on a plane, on just laying in the grass watching the clouds go by, Galvin Library can help you connect with what you want to read. Here are a few options:

  • Check out our anime and graphic novel collections
  • Use our random book generator to find books in our Leisure Reading collection
  • Use your I-Share  account to order books from more than 85 academic libraries
  • Use WorldCat to get what I-Share doesn’t have available
  • E-Books are an option even when we’re closed!

Unsure how to use these options? Just ask us!

Congrats to Our Graduating Student Employees

May 12, 2015 at 6:10 pm | Posted in news | Leave a comment

Galvin Library would like to wish the Best of Luck and a sincere Congratulations to our student employees who are graduating this week. Some of them have worked with us for a few months, others for a few years, but we have enjoyed spending time with them and are sorry to see them go. Galvin Library could not do what we do without our student employees. We thank them for their hard work, dedication and good humor. All our best to you and Good Luck!

  • Salam Abdulrazzak
  • Shriram Anbalagan
  • Joshua Benemerito
  • Dane Christianson
  • Carlos Davalos
  • Ameer Ghouse
  • Sara Glade
  • Jerrod Harris
  • Kexin Hu
  • Natalie Kruit
  • Kayleigh Nayeon Lee
  • Brian Raddatz
  • Chris Roberts
  • Jai Sathyanarayanan
  • Jeffrey Sommerfield
  • Saaduzzaman Syed
  • Mary Thomas
  • Daniel Wente

Library Privileges Form for Summer

April 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm | Posted in news | Leave a comment

Have you registered for Summer or Fall semester classes?

If your answer is no, then you must complete the Semester Break form if you want to use library resources during the summer. By completing the form you will be able to check out books from IIT and I-Share libraries, request articles and books via MyILL, read e-books, and use library databases.

Privileges granted through this form last until August 23rd, 2015.

Click here to access the Semester Break Form.

If you are unsure of your library privileges, contact the Circulation department or stop by the Circulation Desk, located on the library’s lower level.

295 Hours or 13 Straight Days of Library Services

April 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on 295 Hours or 13 Straight Days of Library Services

2013-04-16 16.00.10Galvin Library will be open for 13 straight days for a total of 295 hours starting at Noon on Sunday, April 26th and not closing until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8th.

You can study in groups or as an individual, find a quiet spot or take over an area with study partners, sit in a bean bag or at a table, bring your laptop or iPad, or borrow one of ours at the circulation desk on the lower level, but however you choose to study and prepare for your finals, you can do it 24 hours a day on the upper or lower level of the library.

Check the library’s hoursreserve a group study room, or see if your textbook on reserve is being used. Remember that public safety offers escorts to the dorms, the parking lots and the train platforms at any time; you can read more about safety escorts. Remember to bring your IIT Hawkcard ID for entry between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. For security purposes, no one will be admitted without an ID.

Large-Scale Plotter Printer NEW @GalvinLibrary

April 14, 2015 at 4:51 pm | Posted in news | 1 Comment

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Thanks to the Office of Technology Services (OTS) there is a new printer located in Galvin Library and this printer is a big deal – literally. Students can print large poster size prints from the plotter and all sizes in between poster-sized and regular printing. There are some instructions and directives to follow. For example:

  • The plotter’s computer is in front of the Research Help Office on the upper level. It is directly connected to the printer (so it is not a print release station for other printers).
  • The computer can only print PDF files to the plotter. Adobe Reader is the only software installed on the machine. Access your print file using a USB drive, email or Google drive.
  • The cost is $5 per linear foot; print prices are also listed in the “Finances” tab in Banner.
  • The max size of a print is 36 inches.
  • To save money, the print job can be rotated to landscape mode, if the long edge is 36″ or less. Use the directions taped to the table to change the print settings.
  • Students must make sure to log off the computer when they are finished

For all questions and if you need assistance, ask at the OTS Support Desk.

Research Help Available

April 9, 2015 at 2:08 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on Research Help Available
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Received research paper assignment…done.

Procrastinated…definitely done!

Searched Google at 3 a.m. but didn’t find much…done.

Met with an expert in the library…what?

If you’re stuck on a research question, we can help!

Schedule a research appointment with a librarian to receive specialized help with your research.  Librarians are here to help you with any level and any type of research you need to do.  Appointments can last from 15 minutes to an hour.  Please complete the research appointment form to request an appointment.

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