Ask a Librarian via IM and Meebo

August 30, 2007 at 2:38 pm | Posted in Ask a Librarian, reference services | Comments Off on Ask a Librarian via IM and Meebo

Have you ever been at home searching for an article, and can’t find it? Having trouble logging in to your library account? Now you can get help without having to leave the convenience of your home or office! Galvin Library now offers patrons the ability to Instant Message (IM) a Reference Librarian. Instant Messaging, a real-time internet chat program, is used by millions of people around the world every day. All you need is a computer and access to the internet. Galvin Library uses the following screen names and IM clients:

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM): IITLibrary
Google Talk:
MSN Messenger:
Yahoo Messenger: AskIITLibrary

Any of the above services can also be accessed using Meebo, a Web-based IM client portal.

If you don’t have an IM account or screen name, you can still IM a librarian using the Meebo widget on our Ask a Librarian page!

The service is available during all regular library hours. See our Ask a Librarian pages for more information.

Looking for Your Textbooks?

August 24, 2007 at 4:39 pm | Posted in textbooks | Comments Off on Looking for Your Textbooks?

If you need a copy of a textbook to take home to your dorm room or apartment, you’ll need to purchase it from the campus bookstore or from another source. The library does not provide circulating copies of textbooks for students. The Galvin Library collection is intended to provide materials for scholarly research and to supplement classroom learning.

The library may have a copy of your textbook, but if so, it has been placed in the Reserve Collection, located behind the Circulation Desk on the Lower Level of the library. Reserve books can only be checked out for two hours at a time and cannot be removed from the library. This ensures they are available to as many students as possible during the semester they are assigned. Books owned by the Library which are later adopted as class textbooks will be transferred to the Reserve Collection during the time they are assigned for class use.

Textbooks are also not available via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). If you place an ILL request for a textbook via I-Share or WorldCat, it will be canceled by library staff. To prevent the loss of valuable study time, please consider purchasing a new or used textbook.

To search for Reserve titles, use the IIT Library Catalog. Items on Reserve will have a location of “Galvin Reserves (IIT-Local Circulating Only)” in the item record. To borrow these items, bring the call number to the Circulation Desk on the lower level. Again, Reserve books can only be checked out for two hours at a time and cannot be removed from the library.

For more on the library’s textbook policy, click here.

Fall Semester Hours

August 17, 2007 at 2:28 pm | Posted in hours | Comments Off on Fall Semester Hours

Fall semester hours for Galvin Library will begin Monday, August 20. The full schedule is below.

Fall Semester: August 20 – December 15
Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 12 AM
Friday – Saturday 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 12 PM – 12 AM

Galvin Library will be closed on:

Thursday & Friday, November 22-23 – Thanksgiving Holiday

For more information on Galvin Library hours, click here.

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