Public Safety Escort – Location Change for Spring Break

March 13, 2015 at 2:50 pm | Posted in hours, services | Comments Off on Public Safety Escort – Location Change for Spring Break

IITalert_640x170During Spring Break, March 15-March 22, Galvin Library is not open 24 hours, but Public Safety will still be offering its escort service. However, the van driver will offer rides to students who are at Farr Hall (33rd and Michigan) for pickup.

Please make sure you are familiar with the NEW Public Safety Escort Policy. Under the new policy off-campus security van escorts start from a central pick-up point and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. During Spring Break instead of the usual pick-up locations, the van will leave Farr Hall (33rd and Michigan) at regular intervals from 7 p.m.–3 a.m. On-campus escorts to dorms and parking lots can call 312.808.6310.

Spring Break Hours March 15 – March 22

March 13, 2015 at 2:39 pm | Posted in hours | Comments Off on Spring Break Hours March 15 – March 22

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Galvin Library will observe spring break with a reduction in its overnight, 24 hour schedule. Sunday, March 15 the library closes at 10pm. Sunday March 22 the library opens at noon and starts the 24 hour cycle again. Here are spring break hours:

Sunday 12 Noon-10pm (March 15th)
Monday-Thursday 7:30am-10pm
Friday 7:30am-7:00pm
Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
Sunday (March 22nd) 12 Noon – Friday 7:00pm (open 24 hours x 5 days once again!)

No matter how you spend your spring break – studying, sleeping or relaxing – we are here to help. Our services will still be available, so you can schedule a research consultation for you or your group with a librarian, you can design or download a 3D model and print it in our Exploration Space on one of our TWO 3D printers, and you can come by and borrow a book, study in quiet or just work ahead for IPRO and finals projects.

You will still need your IIT ID to enter between 6:00-10:00 pm. Enjoy your classroom break!

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.

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.

13 Straight Days, 295 Hours – Hours for Study and Finals Weeks

April 28, 2014 at 2:56 am | Posted in hours, news | 1 Comment

Galvin Library wi2013-04-30 14.12.11ll be open for 13 straight days, 24 hours on BOTH levels starting at Noon on Sunday, April 27th and not closing until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9th.  The library will remain open continuously on both levels for 13 straight days, or 295 straight hours for all your studying needs.

You can study in groups or as an individual, find a quiet spot or take over an area with study partners, sit in a bean bag or at a table, bring your laptop or iPad, or use one of ours, but however you choose to study and prepare for finals, you can do it 24 hours a day on the upper or lower level of the library.

Check the library’s hoursreserve a group study room, or see if your textbook on reserve is being used. Remember that public safety offers escorts to the dorms, the parking lots and the train platforms at any time; you can ask for assistance at the library’s circulation desk. Remember to bring your IIT Hawkcard ID for entry between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. For security purposes, no one will be admitted without an ID.

Galvin Library Winter Break Hours

January 6, 2014 at 3:58 pm | Posted in hours, news | Comments Off on Galvin Library Winter Break Hours

??????????????????????During winter break, December 8 through January 12, Galvin Library’s hours of operation will be:

Monday – Friday   7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday                  8:30 am-5:00 pm
Sunday                     Closed

Galvin Library will observe university holidays and will be closed Wednesday, December 25 – Wednesday, January 1. Galvin Library will reopen on Thursday, January 2.

Remember you can use all of our electronic library materials – articles, ebooks, journals, learn a language, digital collections (Voices of the Holocaust should not be missed!) and more – while we are closed. You can also renew your IIT and I-Share items online.

Open 24 Hours – Starts August 19

September 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Posted in hours, news | Comments Off on Open 24 Hours – Starts August 19



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We are open all day and all night continuously from Sunday through Friday, and open on a Saturday too! You can find what you need and the space to study, alone or in a group, at Galvin Library. Starting Monday, August 19, we will:

• open on Sunday at 12:00 PM and stay open 24 hours a day until closing on Friday at 7:00 PM
• open on Saturday from 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

NEW this year, the library will be open on BOTH levels to best serve your study and collaboration needs.  We have NEW spaces and furnishings (with more new furniture arriving throughout the first month of classes) and we welcome both returning and new students to find out why Galvin Library is THE place for IIT scholars to be!

Services available during all hours include access to:

• Study areas on BOTH levels for individual, group and collaborative learning opportunities
• Library computers, scanners, copiers and printers on BOTH levels
OTS laptops available during ALL library hours that can be used ANYWHERE on BOTH levels
(*may not be available during the first week of the semester, *laptops cannot leave the library)
OTS Support Desk ALL night long!
• The Reserves collection which contains textbooks
• Books (reference, circulating and leisure reading) and journals (bound journals and popular magazines)

From 6:00 PM – 7:30 AM you must have your IIT ID to enter the library. There is a public safety officer in the building at night and public safety provides escorts for students on campus. Follow Galvin Library on Facebook.

Questions? Ask a librarian by email, telephone, IM chat or text, or stop by in person!

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