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Week of November 4, 2002

Library Fall Hours

Starting August 19

Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday - 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 Fall Semester

Starting August 19

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.

Remote Access for Online Databases

The Downtown Campus Library now offers students and faculty access to many of its subscription databases from off-campus using a program called EZProxy. EZProxy is simple to use. You will not need to download any programs or do anything special to your browser.

On the pages that describe our electronic resources (such as http://www.infoctr.edu/eresources.html), databases accessible through EZProxy are designated with an asterisk (*). To use a database, click on the link for the database you want to search. If you are using a computer connected directly to the campus network, the database will come up automatically. If you are off-campus (for example, if you are using AOL to access the Internet), you will be asked for a login name and password. Put in the same name and password you use for your school e-mail. Note that once you are logged in to one database, you may use other databases without logging in again that session. Also, unless you have your own password already (e.g. Lexis, Westlaw, Loislaw), you will not be able to use password-protected databases. You will be able to use all non-restricted databases.

More information is available at http://www.infoctr.edu/Proxyinfo.html. If you have any questions about or problems with EZProxy, please contact the reference desk. The reference desk E-mail is: refreq@kentlaw.edu. The reference desk telephone number is 312-906-6570.

Resource of the Week

International Bar Association's Global Competition Forum. Provides current versions of many of the world's competition laws. Texts are in English and other languages. There are also links to national competition authorities and related materials.

Library Book Sale

The Library is currently holding 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 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 E-mail to illreq@kentlaw.edu to 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 whenever you leave your study area. If they are left unattended, security personnel may remove them to a safer location.

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