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Welcome to Galvin Library! We are here to support all students, faculty and staff, and we welcome members of the public. Our mission is to apply our diverse resources of staff, space and technology to drive innovation and effect change through knowledge and scholarship. I invite you to read our strategic plan.

During Fall and Spring semesters, the library is open 24/5. Our librarians are always available to help you, whether in person at the Research Help Office (RHO) or via online chat, phone or email. They are here for you, so please reach out and ask questions. They will be happy to assist!

Research Appointments

You can schedule a Research Appointment and meet with a Librarian who is an expert in your field of study to receive individual help with your research or writing. During your appointment, you will discover assistance with any level and any type of research. Appointments can last from 15 minutes to an hour.

Writing Assistance

Librarians and student Research Specialists are available to assist you with getting started with your writing. The campus Writing Center offers daily appointments, but Librarians and student Research Specialists are available to help you at Galvin Library on evenings and weekends when the Writing Center is closed. Stop by or check availability.

Expanded GSS rooms

Aware of the need for study spaces for larger groups, we’ve added a room that can accommodate up to ten people in our Group Study Suite (GSS) on the lower level. Rooms in the GSS can be reserved ahead of time, but there are also group study areas available on the upper level for more spontaneous gatherings and study groups.

3D Printing

Our two 3D printers are going strong! Available for students to explore and experience the 3D printing process, you can download a design, or meet with one of your student peers to learn about designing your own model. The 3D printers are on the lower level in The Exploration Space.

Institutional Repository

The Institutional Repository supports cross-disciplinary collaboration by collecting, preserving, disseminating, and providing persistent and reliable access to all faculty, staff, and student digital research and scholarship as well as preserving library and archival collections.


University Archives & Special Collections (UASC) collects and preserves records and primary source materials that document the stories of IIT and its environs. To that end, the UASC assists administrative offices, academic departments and individuals to record and preserve evidence of their activities, and also aids researchers and scholars in accessing those records. UASC is now open to students Monday through Friday from 1–5pm.

We will continue to make improvements that benefit our students as well as staff and faculty, and we hope that you’ll give us feedback and suggestions.

Have a successful year!