Library Summer Hours
Summer Hours will begin May 20th.
a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Reference Hours for Summer Semester
a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Access to Lexis and Westlaw
Use of your Lexis and Westlaw student password is subject to each company’s
policies summer access. If you aren’t sure about your situation, or if you
have any questions, remember to ask a Librarian or your Lexis or Westlaw
To sign up for summer access, students must be involved in
summer school, law review, law journal, moot court, a research project for a
professor or member of clinical program staff, or employed by a public,
non-profit organization with tax exempt status. This does not include
courts or federal, state, and local government. You must also agree to the
general terms and conditions for use that apply during the school year.
Lexis also provides access for graduating students who will be studying for the
bar. Details are available at http://www.lexisnexis.com/associates/newlawyer/.
You can register your ID at: http://lawschool.lexis.com/.
Students may use Westlaw if they are enrolled in summer law
school classes, involved in law review or law journal work, working on a project
for a professor, or involved in moot court. Each student automatically
receives two hours of online time. For more time, you will need to register your
password online and agree to Westlaw’s general terms for student use.
Students can also extend their password if they will be studying for the bar
exam over the summer. You can register your password by clicking on the
extend link at http://lawschool.westlaw.com/.
Also, you may still come to the Library in the summer and use any of the
online databases that are available at the Downtown Campus. This includes
Loislaw, a service similar to Lexis and Westlaw. You may use your Loislaw
password over the summer for any purpose. If you have not signed up for a
Loislaw password, ask a reference librarian how.
Resource of the Week
United Nations Resources
United Nations Treaty
Collection provides Access to full text of 40,000 United Nations
Treaties and other related documents. Includes Status of Multilateral Treaties
Deposited with the Secretary-General, UN Treaty Series Cumulative Index (through
1998). Official Document System of
the United Nations provides parliamentary documents and official
resources of the United Nations. It is password protected. If you'd like to use
it, please see a reference librarian.
New Library Display
Have you ever wondered what Chicago-Kent was like 75 years ago? The Library
has a new display featuring pages from Chicago-Kent's yearbook, The
Transcript, and the Chicago-Kent Review from 1925. The exhibit
includes photos of Chicago-Kent's baseball team, cartoons, sample articles, and
a page from The Kent Chancellor, Chicago-Kent's Junior periodical (its
motto: Juniors Till June).
Check out the display by the Library's main entrance.
Library Book Sale
Starting June 1st the Library will hold a book sale. The books are on the 9th
floor, on the shelves to your left when you come in the Library's main entrance.
Sales will be made on the honor system. Just put your money in the collection
box located with the books. Paperback books are $1, hardback books are $2.
Stop by and check out the sale!
Library Suggestion Box
A new suggestion box is available in the Library.
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.
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 email@example.com
request a loan of the book. The library's directory of online resources,
including the catalog, is at infoctr.edu.
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, security staff may take them to the