The Paul V. Galvin library is open 147 hours/week, 24 hours per day, five days a week during the academic year, and 24/7 during the final weeks of the semester. We have flexible seating and study arrangements which thousands of IIT students take advantage of each year. In fact, our annual gate count has been increasing every year, and reached 539,895 in 2016. Check the hours page for current opening and closing times.
Galvin Library provides access to over 100 databases full of easy to access scholarly journals, providing library users over 500,000 articles free of charge, every year. We still possess over 1.2 million print volumes, which comprise nearly 300,000 titles, as well as access to tens of thousands of ebooks. And through our networks with other libraries, students and faculty have access to an almost endless supply of additional material. In 2014, IIT students and faculty borrowed over 14,500 items through our InterLibrary Loan department, in addition to the 18,000 items they checked out at our circulation desk.
Librarians and Services
We have librarians and archivists, and friendly workers and students staffing the service desks, answering your phone calls, chats, or emails all year long. We provide access not only to our print and electronic materials, including undergradaute textbooks, but we also check out laptops, iPads, Rosetta Stone language CDs, and provide 3-D printing to all IIT students. We provide orientation and instruction sessions to thousands of students, as well as Research Appointments for students to get one-on-one assistance with their studies. Have a question? Just ask us!