Laptops Available to Circulate Outside of the Library

September 15, 2014 at 9:33 pm | Posted in technology | Comments Off on Laptops Available to Circulate Outside of the Library

LaptopGalvin Library, in cooperation with the Office of Technology Services (OTS), has laptops available for students to borrow that can be used outside of the library. All of the laptops have the course software you need, and borrowing time is 4 hours, plus you can renew it one time for an additional 4 hours. Maybe you have IPRO or group work expected, or worse, your laptop is fried and an assignment is due? Maybe it’s as simple as you 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
  • Borrower is responsible for timely return with no damage
  • Borrowing time: 4 hours, with one 4 hour renewal
  • Limited availability; first-come, first-served

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.

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

Ebsco Databases Not Working in Chrome

July 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Posted in databases, technology | Comments Off on Ebsco Databases Not Working in Chrome

EBSCOhost databases are not operating correctly in Chrome. Some of the major issues include our Get Article system not appearing and searches not running. EBSCO is aware of the problem. EBSCO databases will work in other browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. Contact the library if you are having troubles.

The following databases use EBSCO:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • Business Source Premier
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • ERIC
  • European Views of the Americas: 1492-1750
  • GreenFILE
  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments
  • Health Source
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
  • MAS Ultra
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook
  • Military & Government Collection
  • Newspaper Source
  • Philosopher’s Index
  • Professional Development Collection
  • PsycEXTRA
  • PsycINFO
  • Regional Business News
  • Teacher Reference Center

Take Our Cell Phone Survey

April 13, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Posted in surveys, technology | Comments Off on Take Our Cell Phone Survey

We ran this survey for the last year, and we’d like to see how smartphone use at IIT has changed since then.

Complete our survey and you could win a Barnes and Noble gift card! They’re only worth $10, but we have five of them, and you can use them in the IIT bookstore. All you have to do is fill out our cell phone survey. Your data will be kept private; we just want to get some information and see if we need to update our mobile website.

The survey will be open until Friday, March 16th. Gift card winners will be contacted at their IIT e-mail address by March 23rd.

New! Remote Printing & Mathematica in Galvin

September 1, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Posted in services, technology | Comments Off on New! Remote Printing & Mathematica in Galvin

Galvin Library now has a remote printing release station! Remote printing gives you the freedom to print from your own laptop. Simply download and install the remote printing software that is found in MyIIT in the Training and Support tab. There are two remote printers located in the Group Study Suite on the lower level. One printer supports black and white printing and the other printer is a color printer. You can select the printer you need when you send your document(s) to the remote printing station.

More good news: Mathematica is now available on Galvin Library computers. OTS describes the software as “ideal for use in engineering, mathematics, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, and a wide range of other fields, it makes possible a new level of automation in algorithmic computation, interactive manipulation, and dynamic presentation—as well as a whole new way of interacting with the world of data.” Check out the tutorial about using Mathematica here. Mathematica also has a Learning Center that addresses several common uses for the software. See the Training and Support tab in MyIIT for more information on using Mathematica.

More Scanners, More Tables, More Power

March 30, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Posted in furniture, services, technology | 1 Comment

Galvin Library is pleased to announce improvements to technology, space and services.

  • Technology: two new scanners have been added to the upper level computing area, bringing Galvin Library’s total availability for scanners to ten.  Eight are located on the upper level, and two scanners can be found on the lower level in the group study area.
  • Space: visit our upper level to see newly refinished tables on the north end. Oak tables original to the building have been sent out for repair and refinishing. With a few tables left to finish in the first phase of the project, patrons are already enjoying the beauty and durability of these study tables. During Spring Break, three shelf ranges on the upper level were removed and three of the new refinished tables that can accommodate up to twelve patrons were moved into place.  There are accessible electric outlets in this new study space located just to the west of the public computing area on the upper level.
  • Services: table-top lamps and power strips have been available to check out at the reference desk on the upper level for a few semesters. Recently, increased demand has made it necessary for additional lamps and power strips to be added. A student ID is necessary to use this service.

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