About Books and Databases
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Books and Textbooks
There are two catalogs you can search in for books. The IIT/I-Share catalog is where you can find the books owned by IIT Libraries as well as a group of libraries in Illinois who have agreed to share their books with each other.
The WorldCat catalog can be used to order books that aren't available in I-Share, as long as they are not textbooks. Textbooks cannot be requested through WoldCat.
We try to keep at least one copy of every undergraduate textbook available on reserve (use for two hours in the library). Use our textbook lookup to find reserve textbooks.
Your MyILL account will allow you to order books through the WorldCat catalog and also order scanned copies of journal articles that Galvin Library does not own.
Articles / Journals / Databases
The libary subscribes to over 150 databases to help you with your research. These databases contain millions of journal articles, but also Ph.D dissertations, building standards, encyclopedia entries and more. Everything is available to current IIT students, faculty and staff.
View all databases by title.