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Week of Mach 31, 2003

Library Hours for Spring Semester

Regular Spring Hours begin Tuesday, January 21st.

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 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.

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, 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 If you have any questions about or problems with EZProxy, please contact the reference desk. The reference desk E-mail is: The reference desk telephone number is 312-906-6570.

Featured Resource

Chicago Tribune from Newsbank. This resource provides the full text of Chicago Tribune articles from 1985 to the present. To begin searching, just click on the button that says start search. The special reports links lead to categorized lists of news articles on topics of current interest. Articles in the special reports are from a variety of publications. Titles of the current special reports include: Our Environment, War with Iraq, and Black History.

New Copiers and Copycards

The library has two new digital copiers located on the 9th floor of the library. In addition to the new copiers, the library also has a new debit copier card system.

If you have a copier card from our previous debit card system, you can have the balance transferred from that card to a new copier card. Please bring your old copier card to the library’s Service Desk to have the balance transferred to a new copier card. Only copier card exchanges are allowed, cash reimbursements will not be given for old copier cards.

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

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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