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Week of August 2, 2004

Ninth Floor Book Shifting Project

The Library Staff has been shifting some 9th Floor books to other locations to make more space on shelves that are too crowded. Intellectual Property and Labor Law books from the area near the 9th floor study rooms have been moved to the area near the 9th Floor balcony. The secondary Illinois collection, Martindale Hubbell directories, and encyclopedias, such as CJS and AmJur are now in the area near the 9th Floor study rooms.

Back issues of newspapers and news magazines have been moved from the 7th Floor to shelves near the 9th Floor balcony. Books in some other areas will be shifted over the Summer.

This summer, we're also working on adding Call Numbers signs to the ends of each stack on the 9th floor so that you can find your call number more readily. Please ask at the desk if you need help finding the new locations.

Summer Intersession Library Hours

(July 27 - August 13)

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Reference Librarian Hours

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

New Look for Our Electronic Resources

Our new electronic resources page allows you to search for resources by subject, individual resource, or type. Searches by subject also can be set to include individual journal titles or only database titles. Complete lists of resources by subject are still available.

Featured Resource

Election Law @ Moritz. This resource is an e-book on federal, state, and local election law sponsored by Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law. Sections include campaign practices, voter equipment, voter eligibility, and several other topics. A weekly e-mail update on election law is also available.


WebVoyage is the new online catalog for the Downtown Campus Library. You can use WebVoyage at the library desk or at http://library.ilcso.illinois.edu/iit/. This new online catalog allows you to find similar materials with “More Like This”, keep your research for later use with “MyBookbag”, request email updates when the library adds materials of interest to you, and allows you to renew your books online. More about new WebVoyage features is available on the Library's web page, http://library.kentlaw.edu. You will need your new bar-coded student ID to check out books with the online check-out feature. Please allow a few extra minutes for your first online checkout or stop by the Library desk ahead of time so the staff can make sure your account information is correctly in the system.

E-mail Terminals

The next time you are in the Library and need to do a quick check of your e-mail, you can use one of the Library's four e-mail terminals. The terminals are located across from the Service Desk, in front of the book sale and career services collection, and will allow access to any Web-based e-mail service, including your Kentlaw account via Webmail (http://webmail.kentlaw.edu ) .

If you have any questions about using the terminals, please feel free to ask a Reference Librarian.

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, 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 Library's 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

Drinks are permitted in the library. Either take the containers with you when you leave, or use the appropriate recycling bin.

Food is not permitted in the library.

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

Please Guard Your Valuables

Personal belongings must be carried with you each time you leave your study area. Theft of wallets is a recurring problem. If your belongings are discovered unattended, security personnel may remove them to a safer location.


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