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Week of April 23, 2007

Restricted Access to the Library: Bring your ID!

Use of the Library will be restricted to students, faculty, & staff of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) from May 4-18. For those IIT students who would rather not show their ID every time the enter the library, wristbands will be available at the Circulation Desk.

Please show your ID or wristband to Library staff as you enter! 


Spring Library Hours

Library 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.

Guard Your Valuables

Please guard your valuables when using the library! Recently, two wallets were reportedly taken out of student backpacks which were left unattended.  Thefts of this nature are usually the result of an opportunity the victim gives the offender.  Eliminate the opportunity, and you can eliminate the crime!  Please protect your valuables.


IM Reference Service

Starting Monday, April 16, 2007, the Library will offer IM Reference for Downtown Campus students, faculty, and staff. If you use Yahoo or AIM, you can reach us at DTCLibrary. If you use Gchat, contact us at DTCLibrary@gmail.com. Or visit http://library.kentlaw.edu/services/referenceIMchat.htm and use the "Reference Chat" box.

IM reference is open during normal reference hours (Monday – Thursday: 8 am to 9 pm; Friday: 8 am – 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm). The chat service is best used to ask general questions about the library or briefly discuss research and library resources. For longer research questions, please contact us by phone (1-312-906-5670), email, or stop by our reference desk.

We look forward to chatting with you!


General Library Policies

Library Rules

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. Walk quietly through study areas. Don’t block pathways with your laptop cord (plug it in under your table). Erase the whiteboard/chalkboard in your study room when you leave. Don’t move the furniture around. Keep your feet on the floor, not on the chairs. 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 communicate with others in the library. 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. Keep noise levels down on personal music devices, and always wear your headphones. If noise in the Library is bothering you, inform the Circulation Desk.

Unattended Belongings

Please do not leave your personal belongings unattended. The Library is open to the public and thefts, while not frequent, have occurred. Belongings that are left unattended will be taken by security. If you are missing any personal items, please tell the Circulation Desk on the 9th floor as soon as possible so that security can be notified.

Use of Library Materials

Please handle all library materials with care. Refrain from writing in or marking-up library materials. If you cannot reach a book on a shelf, please ask a member of the library staff for assistance. Move unwanted library materials to a re-shelving area or return to the Circulation Desk. Do not “hide” library materials in the stacks. If a book that you are using is damaged, please let a member of the staff know; most of the time, we can fix the problem. Please remember that library materials are for the use of everyone.

Other Reminders

  • No pets are allowed in the Library.

  • Persons under the age of 18 should be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

  • Please do not disturb the “Emergency Heat” switches located throughout the Library.

  • Members of the public who do not follow these rules may be asked to leave and/or barred from the Library; students may be referred to their academic dean for appropriate disciplinary action.

  • If you observe suspicious behavior, please contact a member of the staff immediately.


PowerDomes

The Library has installed two PowerDomes on the west side of the 9th floor. These table-top devices will allow you to plug into power & the network without having to dive under the tables. If you like the PowerDomes or if you hate them, please let a Library staff member know since we're considering installing them throughout the Library (or, email Holly Lakatos, Director of Public Services at: hlakatos@kentlaw.edu).


Career books have moved!

The Careers-Law & Careers-Business collections have moved to the 10th floor. Now when you want some model resumes, sample cover letters, or advice on your future as a lawyer, browse the collection at the top of the main staircase to find a book. Career books can be checked-out for four weeks--just like any other circulating book. If cannot use the stairs, simply ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk. As always, if you have any suggestions for books that we should add to the collection, please fill out a suggestion form at the Circulation Desk, email us at library@kentlaw.edu, or tell the reference librarian on duty.


Featured Resource: United Nations Treaty Collection

United Nations Treaty Collection. The United Nations Treaty Collection provides access to the full text of 40,000 United Nations treaties (UNTS to April 2003), League of Nations treaties, and related documents. The Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General through January 1, 2007 is included, as well as, the UN Treaty Series Cumulative Index.The database is available by remote access and on the Downtown Campus.


 

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