Collectively, the university’s five libraries offer access to more than 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 more than 100 online research databases. Library patrons have access to the I-Share statewide academic catalog, subject specialists, and services that include reference, instruction, and interlibrary loan.
Illinois Tech’s libraries acquire, organize, preserve, and disseminate knowledge in order to support the research needs of students and faculty.
Paul V. Galvin Library
Illinois Tech’s main library serves all academic programs, is a government documents depository, and houses the University Archives. Library staff are available to assist with a research project, and you can access 3D printers, study rooms, laptop rentals, and more.Learn More
Chicago-Kent College of Law Library
Serving Chicago-Kent College of Law and graduate programs in Stuart School of Business, this library, located on Illinois Tech’s Downtown Campus, also contains the Library of International Relations.Learn More
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions Library
Supporting Illinois Tech’s Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, this library collects and maintains materials on practical and professional ethics.Learn More
Graham Resource Center
Located in historic S. R. Crown Hall, the Graham Resource Center collection features print and electronic resources for the College of Architecture.Learn More
Institute for Food Safety and Health Library
The IFSH Library is located at Illinois Tech’s Moffett Campus. It supports IFSH students and faculty, and houses depository materials of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.Learn More
Illinois Tech’s online institutional repository, maintained by Paul V. Galvin Library, is a searchable resource that contains materials including article pre-prints and post-prints, conference presentations, datasets, student theses, items from the University Archives and Special Collections, and more.
The libraries’ staffs and partners have created a wealth of online collections, including rare and unique materials that have been digitized to be viewed by a wide audience, as well as preserved for future generations.
World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893
This online collection contains more than 12,000 illustrations and full-text images from four rare nineteenth-century volumes about the Chicago World’s Fair.
Voices of the Holocaust
This project contains text and audio of firsthand interviews conducted in 1946 with victims of the Nazi holocaust by former Illinois Tech professor David Boder.
Mies at Graham Resource Center
This exhibit is a guide to the career of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe compiled by the Graham Resource Center, including a comprehensive bibliography of works about the acclaimed architect.
This online repository of reports and documents covers the history of the first century of powered human flight, including the space race in the 1950s and ’60s.
This interdisciplinary database of documents relates to the social and ethical implications of nanotechnology.