Library Privileges Over Winter Break

November 25, 2014 at 3:49 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on Library Privileges Over Winter Break

book_imageHave you registered for Spring semester classes?  If your answer is no, and if you want to use library resources during the winter break, then you must complete the Semester Break form.

The Semester Break Form is for students who want to use library resources during the winter break and who have not yet registered for spring classes. The semester break form will give you access to IIT materials, on-site borrowing at I-Share libraries, document delivery and interlibrary loan after library accounts expire on December 13. If you are not yet registered for classes, the form will give you access from December 13, 2014 until January 11, 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 in the lobby on Galvin’s lower level.




Thanksgiving and Finals Hours

November 25, 2014 at 3:27 pm | Posted in hours, news | Comments Off on Thanksgiving and Finals Hours

2013-04-16 16.00.10Galvin Library will be closed on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th observing Thanksgiving and the university holiday.  The library will re-open on Saturday, November 29th for our regularly scheduled hours of 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

On Sunday, November 30th the library will open at Noon and will remain open continuously until closing Friday night, December 12 at 7:00 pm.

That’s right: you can start studying Sunday, on through the next 13 days and nights and you never have to leave, except to take your finals. Library staff will be here to assist at all hours, but the library is open for your individual or group studying for 295 straight hours.* See you @ the library!

*Remember that after 6:00 pm you NEED your IIT ID to enter the library and between the hours of 9:00 pm-7:30 am access to the library is by only by card reader, so you definitely NEED your IIT ID. Don’t be left standing in the cold, remember your IIT ID.

4 Ways We Can Help YOU!

November 24, 2014 at 7:01 pm | Posted in databases, news, Research Specialists, services | Comments Off on 4 Ways We Can Help YOU!

This week classes meet only Monday and Tuesday, after the weekend starts Study Week, and then Finals’ Week will be here. Maybe you’re all caught up on your assignments, but if you still have some work to do, consider the ways that Galvin Library can help:

Stop by the Research Help Office on the second floor of Galvin from 10am to 4pm Monday through Friday and from 12pm to 4pm Sunday to meet with a friendly librarian. Librarians have Masters Degrees,  meaning they are experts at helping students discover, evaluate and use information. The office is private so you will feel comfortable asking questions.

Research Specialists 
On evenings and weekends the Research Help Office is staffed with peer-tutors known as Research Specialists. They are highly trained and specially selected upper level student leaders at IIT. They have done many of the same assignments as you, and can help you find the sources they know professors want to see. They have also been trained to assist with your writing questions, and meeting with one of these students is an excellent option for anyone who may be busy during the day when the Writing Center is open.

When it’s too cold to walk from one building to the next, or you’re out of town on holiday, you can instant message, email, or even text message us your questions. You can also search one of our many subscription databases with peer-reviewed journals. We are famous for our quick response times. Reach us online at

On Your Own
For the DIY student, use our online Research Guides at These guides identify which of the more than 100 databases Galvin subscribes to will be the best for your topic. It provides you with search methods, evaluation tips, and much more.

Finals Week Survival Pack Contest

November 10, 2014 at 6:01 pm | Posted in contests, facebook, twitter | 15 Comments

Finals Pack_Fall 2014As you look ahead to Finals Week, and working long hours studying, writing, and finishing projects around the clock, do you anticipate long sleepless nights with no time to eat or do laundry? Do you worry about finding a seat at Galvin Library during finals? Take care of those worries, and more, when you enter our Finals Week Survival Pack Contest! To enter, send us a tweet, comment on Galvin Library’s Facebook page or if you don’t have a Twitter or Facebook account, you can post your comment here at our blog. Tell us how you love Galvin Library and/or how you use the library during finals and you will be entered for a chance to win a Finals Week Survival Pack!*

The Finals Week Survival Packs* have been assembled by Galvin Library, with additional items donated by other university offices on campus. The packs contain:
• Reusable Water Bottle
• T-Shirt
• Reuseable Shopping Bags
• Coffee Mug
• Book: IIT Architectural Tour by Frank Schulze
• Book: AUTOGRAPHED copy of The Sparrow by Dr. Mary Doria Russell
• Pens and Post-It Notes
• IIT Memo pad
• Luggage tag, IIT pins, and an IIT screen cleaner
• Energy Drink
• Snacks, from breakfast to lunch and in-between
• Best of all, the 4 lucky winners of the Finals Week Survival Packs* will be able to designate and reserve a guaranteed spot to study at Galvin Library!

*Small print – to win a Finals Week Survival Pack:
• You must comment on Facebook, our blog or twitter to enter
• You must be an IIT student to win
• You can reserve any seat of your choosing in the library (study carrel, table, bean bag) just once
• Seat has to be reserved 24 hours before use
• Deadline to enter is Midnight on Wednesday, November 26. Winners will be notified by Sunday, November 30.

A BIG thanks to the following offices for their support and contributions for their contributions to the Finals Week Survival Packs:
IIT Stuart School of Business
School of Applied Technology
University Tech Park
Institutional Advancement
Student Health and Wellness Center
Anonymous Donor – The Sparrow


Congrats to IIT’s Lincoln Academy Student Laureate, Sarah Glade

November 10, 2014 at 5:34 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on Congrats to IIT’s Lincoln Academy Student Laureate, Sarah Glade

Last week, one of our student employees, Sarah Glade, was recognized by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn as a Lincoln Academy Student Laureate. The award is in its 40th year and is presented for “excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities to seniors from each of the state’s four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities, and one student from among the community colleges in Illinois.” Student Laureates receive a Student Laureate Medallion, a $1,000 educational grant and a certificate of achievement. Sarah is completing a co-terminal degree program with her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Environmental Engineering  She has worked at the library since Fall 2010. Congratulations to Sarah!




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