Welcome to the Paul V. Galvin Library

Welcome back to Illinois Tech! We at the Galvin Library are so excited to have students back on campus. The library is home to a wide variety of resources that will help you ace your classes and make the most out of your academic career. Here are the top ways to make the most out of the library:  

  • Utilize the library’s resources – Explore thousands of books, e-books, journals, databases, and more 
  • Check out a textbook on reserve – We have a comprehensive collection of required undergraduate textbooks to be used in the library 
  • Schedule a research appointment with a librarian – Librarians are here to help guide you through the research process, suggest relevant resources, and provide insights on effective search strategies 
  • Visit the reference desk or reach out via chat or email – Get immediate, real-time help from a librarian, whether you’re on campus or not 
  • Attend a workshop – Sessions cover topics like database searching, citation formatting, and how to use resources to help you prepare for the next steps of your life. View the library’s event calendar to learn more 
  • Visit the Exploration Space – Explore your creativity with our button maker, 3D printers, and vinyl cutter 
  • Make use of the spaceReserve spaces like group study rooms, interview booths, and the new media studio 
  • Visit the University Archives and Special Collections – Learn more about Illinois Tech’s history and how we preserve it 

 Whether you’re a first year or a returning student, knowing how to use the library’s resources will undoubtedly enhance your academic experience.  

 Check out our resources at library.iit.edu, or send us an email at library@iit.edu 

By Kylie Eastman
Kylie Eastman