Study Space in Hermann Hall Thursday & Friday

January 21, 2015 at 6:23 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on Study Space in Hermann Hall Thursday & Friday

125Anniv_IITtodayGalvin Library will be the site of  IIT’s 125th Anniversary Kick-Off Event and preparations to transform the library will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2015.  Although the library will still be open 24 hours, there will be space roped off so university staff can continue to work, while the library is open. Once the areas in the library have been prepared for the event, this is the ONE time we will ask you to PLEASE not move any furniture.  The library spaces will be available again after the event is over.

During the set-up times, quiet study space will be available in the Ballroom of Hermann Hall, which will include tables, chairs, and charging stations for your computers and cell phones.  Thank you for your understanding during this special event for the university. Need a librarian or have a question while at Hermann? Phone, email or IM us and we’ll reply.

Hermann Hall, Ballroom
Quiet Study Hours
Thursday, January 22
8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Friday, January 23
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

New Filament Color for 3D Printing Coming Soon

January 14, 2015 at 6:55 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on New Filament Color for 3D Printing Coming Soon
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Due to an overwhelming response–the Exploration Space will soon offer black filament for 3D printing.

In December of 2014 the Exploration Space conducted a survey asking our 3D printer users their color of choice. The results are in and you will soon have the option of selecting black or white filament for your future orders.

3D printing is available to all IIT students, faculty, and staff on a first-come first-served basis. The Exploration Space features (2) 3D printers a label maker and button maker. Visit for more informationThe Exploration Space is located on Galvin Library’s lower level in the Group Study Suite.

City of Chicago Datasets

January 13, 2015 at 5:31 pm | Posted in Ask a Librarian, databases | Comments Off on City of Chicago Datasets

City of Chicago   Data PortalYou can now access the City of Chicago’s Data Portal through our databases page. The CCDP was created to promote access to government data and encourage the development of creative tools to engage and serve the Chicago community. The site hosts over 200 datasets about City departments, services, facilities and performance and includes information about energy use, budgets, crime statistics and more.

Have questions about accessing or searching one of our databases? Don’t waste your time; ask us!

Tours for New International Students

January 7, 2015 at 12:45 pm | Posted in instruction, news | Comments Off on Tours for New International Students
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Are you an international student new to IIT? You can learn about the services and resources at Galvin Library by attending the Fundamentals for New International Students sessions. With a full tour of the library building, our international student services librarian, Yi Han, will tell you everything you need to know that can get you started including:

  • how to search and find books in the libraryfundamentals
  • where are my textbooks
  • how to reserve a study room
  • where to find articles

When: Wednesday, January 14

  • English session @ 12:50 pm
  • 图书馆介绍Chinese session @ 3:15 pm

Where: Library Learning Center (LLC) on the lower level of Galvin Library.

Register here.*

Questions? Contact Yi ( for more information. Learn more Library Tips from the International Students Library Guide.

*Registration is encouraged but not required. You can attend even if you did not register.

Welcome Back

January 5, 2015 at 5:32 pm | Posted in Ask a Librarian, e-books, e-journals, hours | Comments Off on Welcome Back

thermometerWelcome back to campus! Don’t look at the thermometer for confirmation but the Spring semester starts with classes next week on January 12. This week we’ll be open for you and for new students just arriving. We’re still on break hours this week (closing at 5:00pm everyday and not open on Sunday, January 11) but we are fully staffed to serve you with whatever you need, so drop by.

Too cold to venture out this week? You can phone, email or IM us with your questions and you can always read books online or access journals.

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