The mission of the libraries of Illinois Institute of Technology is to acquire, organize, preserve, and disseminate knowledge in order to support the research needs of students and faculty. Collectively, the libraries offer access to over 1.8 million volumes, including books, journals, newspapers, videos, DVDs, maps, microforms, and government documents. Electronic resources include access to full-text e-journals and e-books, and over 100 online research databases. Patrons of IIT libraries have access to the I-Share statewide academic catalog, subject specialists, and services including reference, instruction and interlibrary loan.
Mies (Main) Campus
Paul V. Galvin Library
The university’s main library serves all academic programs, including engineering, computer science, business, design, the physical sciences, psychology, and the humanities. The library is a government documents depository and houses the university Archives.
Graham Resource Center
Located in historic S.R. Crown Hall, the GRC collection features print and electronic resources for the College of Architecture.
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions Library
Supporting the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, this library collects and maintains materials on practical and professional ethics.
Downtown Campus Library
Serving Chicago-Kent College of Law and graduate students in the Stuart Graduate School of Business, the Downtown Campus Library also contains the Library of International Relations.
IIT patrons at the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH), including the Institute's National Center for Food Safety and Technology unit, are supported by the IFSH Library, which includes depository materials of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).