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Week of November 29, 2010

Restricted Access to the Library

The library will again restrict access during the law school read period and final exams. From Friday, December 3 through Monday, December 20, only students, staff and faculty of IIT will be admitted to the library. Please be sure to have your student ID to show as you enter. Students who show their ID can get a wristband from a library staff member. The wristband can be shown instead of your ID when you enter the library.

By excluding members of the public and students from other schools during the exam season, more space is available for our own students to study. We make an exception for law students with IDs from DePaul, John Marshall, and University of Chicago law schools because we have reciprocal agreements with them. Also, the library will be open later on Friday and Saturday nights during exams.

A reminder about study room reservations: You must have at least two to reserve a room and time is limited to one hour per day per person. Study rooms may be reserved up to 7 days in advance, so plan ahead to reserve study rooms for final exams.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Library

For a quick refresher on what the Library has to offer, watch our new Video Tour

Group Study Room Improvements

The Library has added an additional study room on the 9th floor. Room 950 is now available, bringing the total number of group study rooms to 10. All study rooms are equipped with white boards and podiums.

Fall Hours

Fall 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 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Fall Reference Hours

Sunday:* 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:* 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

* Law student staff will provide basic reference service 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays & Sundays.

Thanksgiving Library Hours

Wednesday, Nov. 24: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday & Friday, Nov. 25-26: Closed

Saturday, Nov. 27: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Final Exam Library Hours

Fall library hours will be extended to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, Dec. 4-20, except for Friday, Dec. 17 when the library will be open until 10 p.m.

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Secure your personal property 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 the result of an opportunity the victim gives the 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.

General Library Policies

Library Rules

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.

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.



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