Finding Your Textbooks

August 23, 2014 at 12:56 am | Posted in textbooks | Comments Off on Finding Your Textbooks

Undergraduate textbooks are available for use inside the library for two hours at a time. You need to bring the call number of the textbook you want to use to the Circulation Desk on the lower level. There are two fast and simple ways to find the call numbers of your textbooks.

1. If you know the course number: go to and search by course number to see a complete list of books.

Enter your course number to find a list of textbooks for the course.

2. If you only know the name of the textbook: enter the title in the search box on our homepage. Choose to search by title and click search. You can write down the call number from the main catalog screen. There is also an option to text yourself the call number, which is a great way to ensure you’ll have the correct number with you.

tip: write the call number on your syllabus so you don’t have to look it up again.

Click on the title to learn more about the specific book, such as the edition number.

a status of ‘available’ or ‘recently checked in’ means the book can be used. Books already in use will list the time they are due.

To learn more, watch this short video, read this quick PDF or see our textbook policies. If you tried both methods and still can’t find the call numbers you need, ask us!


Student Jobs @ Galvin Library

August 20, 2014 at 3:55 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on Student Jobs @ Galvin Library

Are you interested in working at Galvin Library? With our 24×5 and weekend hours, plus 8 departments, we have positions for on-campus employment. You can apply for a job online and all of our hiring managers look at the applications that are submitted at that site. Please do NOT come to our service desks seeking jobs; we don’t have time to talk with you personally and you will be directed to the web page.

We hire students with Federal Work Study (FWS) and we hire a few without FWS. Please specify on your application if you have FWS, but the most important thing is to let us know your availability. We have many returning students already on the schedule and we are just trying to fill open gaps.

We do most of our hiring the first two weeks of the semester, so waiting to apply is not always a good idea. We sometimes hire for openings later in the semester but those openings are rare. Welcome to IIT and good luck with your fall semester!

New Student Library Tours

August 14, 2014 at 1:12 am | Posted in classes, instruction, news, workshops | Comments Off on New Student Library Tours

The first few weeks of the semester is one of the busiest times of the year, especially for new students.  You will be getting lots of homework, meeting new friends, and exploring Chicago.  Galvin Library has services that can help students work more efficiently, and there are great spaces for groups and quiet study.  We are giving tours and teaching the basics of using the library, so come by and learn about the library and the services offered.  The Cherry Conference Room is located on Galvin Library’s lower level.  Tours will be offered during the following times:

Library Tour for New Students:

  • Thursday, August 21 at 1:30 p.m. Tour lasts less than 30 minutes. Location: Lobby

Library Fundamentals for New International Students: 

  • Friday, August 22 at 11:30 a.m. Session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Location: Cherry Conference Room
  • Friday, August 22 at 1:00 p.m. Session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Location: Cherry Conference Room
  • Friday, August 22 at 3:00 p.m. 中文 Session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Location: Cherry Conference Room
    *Note : the 3:00 p.m. session is in Mandarin Chinese

These classes are popular and packed with information. Show up on time (or earlier) so you don’t miss anything! Questions?  Email us here.

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