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24 Hour Access

Illinois Tech students, faculty and staff have access to Galvin Library 24 hours, 5 days a week during fall and spring semesters. Shimer College students, faculty, and staff also have the same access. 

  • Galvin Library opens on Sunday at 12 p.m. (noon) and does not close until Friday at 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays the library is open from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.
  • Hours may change due to holidays and semester breaks.
  • Check the library hours page for summer, holidays and other closings.
  • To ensure access to the building and resources, always carry your IIT ID with you.

Schedule During 24-Hour Access

7:30 a.m. - Library opens for public hours.

9:00 a.m. - Group study suite rooms available for reservations.

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. - IIT ID holders only can enter the building via card reader.

Non-IIT affiliated visitors: please see the Galvin Library’s visitor access policy