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.

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.

Make Your Research Appointment Now

October 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm | Posted in Ask a Librarian, instruction, reference services, research, services | Comments Off on Make Your Research Appointment Now

frustrated studentYou’ve received your research paper assignment. Now you’ve: (pick one or more of the following)

  • read some
  • researched some
  • written a little
  • gone back and googled more
  • and now you’re just procrastinating (you know, ignoring the whole project)

So, if you’re feeling stuck, like you can’t progress on your research, we can help!

Schedule a research appointment with a librarian and receive specialized help with your research.  Librarians can assist you with any level and any type of research you need to do.  Appointments can last from 15 minutes to an hour.  Email to make an appointment and move forward to completion.

Research Appointments Available

September 10, 2014 at 1:11 pm | Posted in instruction, news, research, services | Comments Off on Research Appointments Available

Received research paper assignment…done.

Procrastinated…definitely done!

Searched Google at 3 a.m. but didn’t find much…done.

Met with an expert in the library…what?

If you’re stuck on a research question, we can help!

Schedule a research appointment with a librarian to receive specialized help with your research.  Librarians are here to help you with any level and any type of research you need to do.  Appointments can last from 15 minutes to an hour.  Email to make an appointment.


OTS Laptops Available to Borrow

November 22, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Posted in news, services | Comments Off on OTS Laptops Available to Borrow

LaptopGalvin Library, in cooperation with the Office of Technology Services (OTS), has laptops available for students to borrow and use inside the library. All of the laptops have the course software you need, and borrowing time is 4 hours. IPRO or group work expected? Your laptop is fried and an assignment is due? Just don’t want to lug your own electronics around campus? Borrow an OTS laptop at Galvin Library!

Here are some specifics to remember:

  • You need your IIT ID to check out a laptop.
  • Login using your IIT user name and password.
  • Borrowing time: 4 hours or 30 minutes before library closes.

Problems with your electronic device or these laptops? Visit the OTS Support Desk on Galvin Library’s upper level or contact them by email or phone at 312. 567.3375.

Free Color Copying in the Library? (Sort of)

April 24, 2012 at 12:09 am | Posted in services, textbooks | Comments Off on Free Color Copying in the Library? (Sort of)


Image of photocopier/scanner with flash drive attached.

New copier/scanners are on both upper and lower levels.

Come check out the new fancy, schmancy color copiers in the Galvin Library. There’s one each on the upper and lower levels. Not only can they make color copies, but if you save the file to your flash drive, it’s free!

That’s right: when you chose the “Scanning” option, you can connect your USB storage device to the copier and save your scans at no charge.

To make normal printed copies, you must purchase a copy card from the tower on the lower level. Color copies cost $.40 per page; black and white copies are still $.10 per page.

OTS Support Desk Relocates to Galvin Library!

January 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Posted in services, technology | Comments Off on OTS Support Desk Relocates to Galvin Library!

Galvin Library welcomes the OTS Support Desk to its new home on the library’s upper level. The new office will provide a central location and easy access to OTS support services. Students, faculty and staff need convenient access to the university’s technology support staff and services and the new location in Galvin Library will allow OTS to better meet this need.

The OTS Support Desk will continue to provide online, telephone and in-person service to the university community. Stop by and visit the new space, located on the upper level near the main stairway, and right next door to the elevator. All other means of contacting the Support Desk will remain the same:

Telephone: 312.567.3375 or on-campus extension: 7-DESK

We look forward to continuing to serve the IIT community in our new home. Questions about the move may be directed to

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