A Reminder About Security in the Library!
Just a reminder from the Library staff to please protect your valuables while studying. Most thefts of personal property in public places are usually the result of an opportunity the victim gives the offender...like leaving your stuff unattended. Eliminate the opportunity, and you can eliminate the crime!
If you see someone acting suspiciously in the Library, please alert the Library staff or Security.
Pardon the Noise on the 8th Floor
Library staff will be shifting materials on the 8th floor during the months of January, February & March 2008. Most of the work will take place in the afternoons and evenings. Some of the shelving adjustments will require us to make some noise. If you require a quiet place to study, you may want to choose one of the Library’s other floors during this time.
Spring Library Hours
Library Hours (January 22):
||10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
|Monday - Thursday:
||8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
||8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
||9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Reference Librarian Hours
||10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
|Monday - Thursday:
||8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Featured Resource: Emporis Research
Although the Downtown Campus seems a bit sheltered from the main campus, as members of the Illinois Institute of Technology family, we can all enjoy our university's rich architectural history. Walk up to the 10th floor Berkson Reading Room at the Downtown Campus and marvel at the majestic space. Take a ride on the green line and travel through the unique McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC), designed by Rem Koolhaas. Simply walk around main campus and see all the inspiring modern buildings designed by the university's most famous leader, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
If you're interested in learning more, the Graham Resource Center, the library of the world-famous IIT College of Architecture, provides IIT students, faculty and staff access to materials relating to architecture such as the online database Emporis Research. Focusing on buildings 12 stories tall or higher, Emporis is the world’s largest publicly available database on architectural and building data.
Emporis Research provides building-related information and data about the real estate and construction markets in more than 50,000 cities worldwide. Law and business students can use the database to partake in a virtual "architectural tour" of Chicago, or they can conduct in depth research on companies in the real estate and construction industries. Emporis Research also contains many tools that will allow you to analyze regions, compare markets, view statistics and export data.
The database is available to all IIT students, faculty & staff on-campus.
General Library Policies
While using the Downtown Campus Library, please observe the following rules and polices:
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.
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.
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.
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.