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Week of April 8, 2002

Library Hours for Spring Semester 

Sunday  10:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m. 
Monday through Thursday  8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 
Friday  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Saturday  9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Reference Hours for Spring 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. 

Document Center Hours for Spring Semester  

Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED

Lexis and Westlaw Printers  

Free Lexis and Westlaw printing is available to students using the Lexis and Westlaw printers.  Directions for using the printers are available in the computer labs and at the Service Desk.  Staff and faculty should still print to the Document Center. 

To use the printers, use the print feature in Lexis or Westlaw.  Do not use the print feature in your browser.  Printing using the browser's feature will charge the job to your Chicago-Kent account. 

Check the Lexis and Westlaw entries in the Record for further details and updates on the free printing. 

Exam Database

A database of old exams (mostly from between 1990 and Spring 2000) which professors have released for review by students is available on the Web at  You will need your network login name and password to access the exam files.

Once in the database, you can use pull-down menus to search for exams by Instructor name, Course name, Term, and/or Year.

The exams are displayed as PDF files, so you if you have not done so you will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader (available for free at to read the files.

Resource of the Week

American Society of International Law Research GuideIncludes research tips for finding foreign and international law materials, as well as links to foreign and international law resources.

Library Tutorial: Federal Court Rules

In this week's Library tutorial, we will show you where to find and how to use federal court rules. You can find the tutorial schedule posted in the entry way of the Library. There is no need to sign up to attend; just come to the Reference Desk at the scheduled time. Tutorials are taught by Reference Librarians and last approximately 20 minutes.  If you have questions or suggestions regarding tutorials please send an E-mail to: Joe Mitzenmacher (JMITZENM)

Library Suggestion Box Now Available

A new suggestion box will be available in the Library by the time you read this.

The box is mounted to the wall on your right as you enter the Library on the 9th floor. All suggestions, comments, and complaints will be answered as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours of receipt. Both suggestions and replies will be posted on a bulletin board to the left of the box.  The bulletin board is on order but should be received soon.

You are not limited to the suggestion box!  Please send me an E-mail to: Keith Stiverson (KSTIVERS), give me a call (x65610), or come to see me in room 871 if there is anything you want to discuss about the Library or its services.

Keith Ann Stiverson, Library Director

Interlibrary Loan Policy  

Interlibrary Loan is 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. 

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. 

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, soft drinks or juice in bottles. 

2) Food is not permitted in the Library. 

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

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.  If they are left unattended, staff may take them to the security desk. 
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