Online Catalog: New Interface

August 25, 2009 at 5:30 pm | Posted in I-Share, IIT Library Catalog, library catalog | Comments Off on Online Catalog: New Interface

The Galvin Library, and its branch libraries, switched over to a new online catalog interface this summer.  It has a new look, improved search speed and additional functionality, such as user tags and comments.  There is also a feature called faceting, which is a way to narrow your search results by a specific subject, author, location, language and more.

For returning students, faculty and staff, this catalog requires that you create a new, personalized login name and password.  It will use your library borrower ID to link your new account to your existing library account.  In order to link correctly, the new user account page will ask for the following information:

  • Bar code – your bar code is your IIT ID number that is on the front of your IIT ID card
  • Last Name – the last name listed on your IIT ID card
  • Library – Illinois Institute of Technology

In the “Basic Information” section of the new user account page, you can choose your own user name and password.  You can also choose to send information to an e-mail account other than your IIT e-mail address.  Click here to create your new account.

**Keep in mind that the library uses ONLY your IIT email account to send notification emails regarding your requested materials.

If you prefer to use the previous online catalog interface, simply click on the “Classic Search” button in the upper right-hand of the catalog screen.

Questions?  You can always contact the reference desk

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