Library news & announcements for the week of
December 10, 2001

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Reference Hours for Fall Semester
Sunday  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Library Exam Hours
Beginning Thursday, December 6th, Ending Friday, December 21st
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 11 :00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Intercession Hours
Sat., Dec. 22 thru Tues., Dec. 25 CLOSED
Wed., Dec. 26 thru Fri., Dec. 28 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 29 thru Tues., Jan. 1 CLOSED
Wed., Jan. 2 thru Thurs., Jan. 3 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 4 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 5 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 6 CLOSED
Mon., Jan. 7 thru Thurs., Jan. 10 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri.., Jan. 11 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 12 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 13 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Exam Database
Old Exams Available Online.  Please note that over 600 old exams, primarily covering the period from 1990 through Spring 2000, are now available on the Web.  To access the exams, go to  Use your network login name and password to enter the database.

Once you are in the database, use the pull-down menus to search for exams by Instructor name, Course name, Term and/or Year.  The indexes are not perfectly sorted - you may have to search under Course name to find an Instructor name or vice-versa; you may also have to search for multiple versions of an Instructor's name (e.g. Bosselman, F. and Bosselman, Fred).

The exams are desplayed as PDF files, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the files.  If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader downloaded on your computer, go to to download it for free.

BNA Databases
This BNA Databases provide online versions of BNA's print products.  They are  available from anywhere on the Downtown Campus.  You can connect to the BNA services by going to the Library's Alphabetical List of Online Resources, available from the Library's web site.  The publications available are: 

Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report 
Criminal Law Reporter 
Electronic Commerce & Law Report 
Environment Reporter 
The Family Law Reporter 
Government Employee Relations Report 
Intellectual Property Library 
International Environment Reporter 
International Trade Reporter 
Labor & Employment Law Library 
Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct 
Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal 
Pension & Benefits Reporter 
Securities Regulation & Law Report 
Toxics Law Reporter 
United States Law Week 

Resource of the Week
F & S Index Plus Text - U.S.  Includes information and full text on industries, companies and products from business and trade journals. 

Consideration for Others in the Library
Please try to maintain a quiet atmosphere in the Library for the benefit of all those who are studying around you.  If you need to work in a group, study rooms are available.  You may use any unreserved study room, or make a reservation at the Service Desk with your current ID. 

Renewing Library Books
Books that circulate may be renewed once.  To renew a book, please bring it to the Service Desk.  If you have already renewed a book, you may check it out again once it has been put back on the shelf.  Books may not be renewed over the phone.  If the book is overdue, the fine must be paid before the book can be renewed.

New Interlibrary Loan Policy
Interlibrary Loan is now available to all Downtown Campus students.  This service can be used to borrow a book that is not owned by the Downtown Campus Libraries or a copy of an article not available in the library.  Once you are certain the library does not own an item and that it cannot be obtained through one of the online databases maintained by the library, send an email to to request a loan of the book. The library's directory of online resources, including the catalog, is at Please note that ILL requests commonly require one to two weeks to fill.

New Study Room Policy
Study rooms are for group study by IIT students using the Downtown Campus Libraries' resources.  You may reserve a room in advance at the Service Desk with your current ID.

Library Cell  Phone Policy
Before entering the Library, cell phones must be turned off.  In addition, you must leave the Library before using your cell phone. We have been inundated with complaints about the disturbances caused by cell phone usage in the Library, which has forced us to adopt this policy. 

For those of you with an emergency situation who must be reachable by cell phone, you can leave your phone on ONLY if it gets your attention by some method other than ringing. If you have one that vibrates quietly or uses a blinking light, you can leave it on while you are in the Library. This exception does not change the requirement that you leave the Library to use your phone. 

Library Food and Drink Policy
1) Drinks are permitted, except in the computer labs,  if they are in a reusable hard plastic or metal container with a permanent lid that does not have to be removed to drink.  Water is allowed in a standard water bottle with a securable cap.

Not allowed are: cans, styrofoam or paper cups, or soft drinks in bottles.

2) Food is not permitted in the Library. 

3) No food or drinks of any kind are allowed in the computer labs.

Free mugs that comply with this policy are available at the Service Desk.  They are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and one mug is available per person.  The mugs have been donated by Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis, so there are two different styles.

Please Guard Your Valuables 
Personal belongings, such as laptops, wallets, purses, briefcases, cell phones and Palmtops should be carried with you any time you leave your study area.

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