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Library Information for International Students   Tags: general, international_students  

This guide contains helpful information for international students about using Galvin Library.
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Library Hours 24/5

Galvin Library is open 24 hours a day from noon on Sundays to 7 p.m. on Fridays. Saturdays we are open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Go to to see our hours and any upcoming closures.

Quick Tips & Tutorials

Library Terminology

Libraries use words that can be confusing to new students.  The following links explain commonly used words in U.S. libraries.

  • Multilingual Glossary Wordlist
    This PDF displays common library terms in six different languages: English, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and French. Use the next link for definitions.
  • Multilingual Glossary Definitions
    This PDF defines the terms from the Wordlist. The definitions are in English. Ask one of our librarians if you need more help understanding a library term.
  • Glossary of Research Terms
    A website that defines popular research terms. You can search for terms by the first letter of the word.

饥饿游戏 (The Hunger Games in Chinese)

The Hunger Games written in Chinese? Yes! You can find 饥饿游戏 (Ji e you xi) 第一部 in the leisure reading collection in Paul V. Galvin Library. Call number: PZ7.C6837Hun2010. Be the first one to check this book out!


Welcome to Galvin Library

Galvin Library has people, services and resources to help international students use the library. Yi Han, the Libraries' liaison for international students, can speak both English and Mandarin Chinese. She can help you with questions about how to research for your assignment or research papers, how to use the Library, and more. 

This guide will explain the features of Galvin Library. Click on any of the tabs above to find information about how to locate books, journal articles, English language learning resources, and more. 

Please ask us for help whenever you need it.  We are here to help you!  Come to the Research Help Office on the upper level, or contact us using email or instant messenger on the Ask a Librarian page.

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Getting Started

Your student ID card is also your Library card. To start using the library you need to set up two accounts: My I-share/IIT Account and MyILL Account.

International Student Library Services Liaison

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Yi Han
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Paul V. Galvin Library
35 West 33rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616

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Contact Galvin Library:

Research Help Office (for help with research):
(312) 567-3616

Circulation Desk (for help with your library accounts):
(312) 567-6847



Paul V. Galvin Library   35 W. 33rd Street  Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312.567.3616   Fax: 312.567.5318   Email:


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