I'm not affiliated with IIT. Can I visit Galvin Library?


Yes!  The general public may access Galvin Library.  Our visitor policies can be found below:


During regular semester hours, the library is open to the public until 6:00 p.m. After 6:00 p.m., access is restricted to students, faculty and staff of IIT. Public access begins when the building opens (view hours), or at 7:30 a.m. during times the building is open overnight.


Wi-Fi Access

IIT is part of the eduroam (Education Roaming) community. Students whose institutions are also part of eduroam will be able to log in using their credentials. Guests may access IIT-Connect by self registering when connecting to the network. Guests must bring their own devices as computers are not publicly available. 


Printing is not available for visitors.


If you're an alum of Illinois Tech, you may access the library during public hours.  If you would like to check out physical books or use Interlibrary Loan services, you may purchase an annual Alumni Card for $100.00.  For more information see "Alumni Card Privileges".



Students and faculty from I-Share institutions & IIT Alumni must also follow the visitor policy and may be admitted until 6:00 p.m.


More Information

No animals are allowed in Galvin Library. Guide or service dogs as deemed necessary by the American with Disabilities Act and security dogs with their handlers are exempt from this policy.

Any visitor under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult, 21 years of age or older. Parents are responsible for the use of the library and the behavior of their children.

Some special collections material may have more restrictions on use. Visitors may not disrupt the study environment of the library or threaten damage to library collections, resources, facilities, or equipment.

Visitors who fail to adhere to these policies will be asked to leave the library.

  • Last Updated Dec 16, 2021
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  • Answered By Tim Fluhr

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