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Week of November 20, 2006

Library Fall Hours

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 Librarian Hours

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday - 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.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Wednesday, November 22: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 23: CLOSED
Friday, November 24: CLOSED
Saturday, November 25: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

General Library Policies

While using the Downtown Campus Library, please observe the following rules and polices:

Courteous Behavior
Please respect the rights of others who wish to study and work in the Library. Keep your study area neat and clean. Move unwanted library materials to a re-shelving area. Walk quietly through study areas. Refrain from writing in or marking-up library materials. Don’t block pathways with your laptop cord (plug it in under your table). Erase the whiteboard in your study room when you leave. Don’t move the furniture around. Generally, treat others the way you wish to be treated.

Food and Drink
You may bring any drink into the Library. We ask, however, that you pick up after yourself and use the appropriate recycling bin. Food is never allowed, so don’t bring it into the Library.

Noise & Cell Phones
Please respect the other patrons in the Library and whisper quietly, if you need to talk. Keep noise levels down on personal music devices, and always wear your headphones. If noise in the Library is bothering you, inform the Service Desk. Please do not use your cell phone in the Library, computer lab, or study rooms. If you need to make a call, take your cell phone outside the Library or into one of the stairwells.

Unattended Belongings
Please do not leave your valuables unattended. The Library is open to the public and thefts, while not frequent, have occurred. Belongings that are left unattended for extended periods of time will be taken by security. If you are missing any personal items, please tell the Circulation Desk on the 9th floor.

Other Reminders

  • Please do not sleep in the Library.
  • The DTC is a smoke-free campus.
  • All computers in the Library are subject to IIT’s Computer acceptable use policy, available online at: http://ots.iit.edu/policies/acceptable_use.php
  • If you observe suspicious behavior, please contact a member of the staff immediately.

New Library Movies

As announced in previous editions of the Record, the Library is building a collection of movies & books related to law in popular culture.  Students may check-out books for 4 weeks and movies for 7 days at the circulation desk. Currently, we have 8 movies that have been donated to the collection:

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) dvd, rated R, 1 hr. 38 min.
Starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth & Hugh Grant. Directed by Sharon Maguire.
Update of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with an insecure, but busy career woman (Zellweger) torn between playboy publisher (Grant) and human rights lawyer (Firth).

The Crucible (1996) vhs, Rated PG13, 2 hrs. 3 min.
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield & Joan Allen. Directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Adaptation of Arthur Miller play about Salem witch trials.

Harlan County War (2000) dvd, Not rated, 1 hr. 44 min.
Starring Holly Hunter, Stellan Skarsgard, & Ted Levine. Directed by Tony Bill.
A Kentucky woman (Hunter) joins a picket line to protest the poor working conditions in the coal mines where her husband (Levine) works.

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) dvd, Not rated, 3 hrs. 6 min.
Starring Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Maximilian Schell, & Montgomery Clift. Directed by Irene Hoffman.
American judge (Tracy) presides over the trial of four German jurists accused of "legalizing" Nazi atrocities.

Two Weeks Notice (2002) dvd, rated PG-13, 1 hr. 42 min.
Starring Sandra Bullock & Hugh Grant. Directed by Marc Lawrence.
Liberal attorney (Bullock) goes to work for a billionaire real estate tycoon (Grant).

The Verdict (1982) dvd, rated R, 2 hrs. 9 min.
Starring Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, and James Mason. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Down-on-his luck lawyer (Newman) takes on an all-but-settled medical malpractice case and finds redemption by taking the case to trial.

The Wannsee Conference (1987) vhs, Not rated, 1 hr. 25 min.
Starring Robert Artzorn, Friedrich Beckhaus & Gerd Bockmann. Directed by Heinz Schirk. (in German with English subtitles)
Nazi officials make plans for the "Final Solution".

Wild Orchid (1990) dvd, rated R, 1 hr. 45 min.
Staring Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset, Carrie Otis and Assumpta Serna. Directed by Zalman King.
A young attorney (Otis) travels to Rio de Janeiro with mentor (Bisset) to work on a multi-million dollar business deal and is seduced by her mentor's old lover (Rourke).

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