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.

Options for Reading Over Break

December 16, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Posted in e-books, I-Share, IIT Library Catalog, ILL | Comments Off on Options for Reading Over Break

It’s been a long semester, but now you have time to relax and read what you want to, not what you have to. The library can help connect you to whatever you want to read (or watch/listen). Here are a few options:

  • Check out our anime and graphic novel collections
  • Use our random book generator to find books in our Leisure Reading collection
  • I-Share will be shipping books to us till 12/22 (and starting on 1/5/2015)
  • WorldCat delivers until 12/22
  • E-Books are an option even when we’re closed!

If you are not registered for spring classes yet, and need to extend your winter privileges, fill out this form.  Galvin Library will be closed from December 25 through January 4.

Enjoy the break!

New Off-campus Access Method for Faculty and Staff

August 5, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Posted in databases, e-books, e-journals | Comments Off on New Off-campus Access Method for Faculty and Staff

Off-campus access to library e-resources is available to all IIT faculty and staff as well as currently-registered students. The previous method of logging in using IIT email credentials has been disabled for faculty and staff.

All IIT members will now use their campus-wide ID (CWID) to log in to the library’s remote access server. Your CWID can be found on the “Welcome” page (shown below) of the IIT portal, or on university ID cards created after 2008.

We are currently working to batch upload all currently active university faculty and staff CWIDs into our system. If you are having problems logging in from off campus, please send a message to digitalservices@iit.edu with your CWID and we will add your CWID number manually.


Hathi Trust Digital Library

August 3, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Posted in databases, e-books | Comments Off on Hathi Trust Digital Library

1.2 million e-books now available to IIT students, faculty, & staff.

Galvin Library now provides seamless access to more than 1.2 million e-books digitized by the Hathi Trust (pronounced hah-tee). These books can be searched and accessed through the library’s standard book search interface. The Hathi Trust digital library covers all subject areas, but is particularly strong in non-scientific and non-technical areas, complementing the library’s own e-book  and traditional print book collection.

The Hathi Trust is a cooperative digital library formed in 2008 between thirteen university libraries. The content was digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as various library initiatives.

Download 4,000 National Academies Press Books For Free

June 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Posted in e-books, new resources | Comments Off on Download 4,000 National Academies Press Books For Free

Over 4,000 books from National Academies Press are now available to freely download as PDFs. The National Academies include:

  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Academy of Engineering
  • Institute of Medicine
  • National Research Council

From the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus blog:

Barbara Kline Pope, executive director for the press, said it had previously offered 65 percent of its titles—ones that were narrow in scope—for free. “The 35 percent that we are adding today will reach a wider audience, and we are doing it because it’s central to our mission to get this information to everyone,” she said.

The library’s e-books page has a link to the NAP website, or you could go to the NAP website directly. When you have found a book you want to download, simply click on “download free PDF” and follow the instructions:

NAS Download

Instructions for downloading the free books can be found on their FAQ page here. Questions? Ask a Librarian!

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