At the end of December 2018, Facilities began renovation of the library third floor. The third floor is set to open on Monday, June 24.
Once third floor opens, the library first and second floors will be closed until renovation completes.
This FAQ is provided to explain the renovation and address important and frequently asked questions.
This renovation will add a new HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system, new lighting and ceiling tiles, and a sprinkler system.
The library is NOT closed! We remain open throughout the whole summer with the following hours.
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM
The south side is closed until further notice. The north side (facing campus) is open. There are fences that may look like the library is closed, but the ADA-accessible door is not blocked and can be used to enter the library.
Renovation of the second floor is currently planned for completion before the start of the Fall semester. However, this timetable may change depending on renovation progress and needs.
The following collections and services will remain intact during renovation, including when the library is moved to the third floor.
*Temporary changes have been made due to renovation needs.
Community patrons are library users who are Indiana residents or Ivy Tech students who need to use the library's services.
Some services are unavailable or have been reduced for the final phase of renovation. All services will return to normal once renovation is completed.
If a patron needs a new login, Circulation or Reference will contact STC (Student Technology Consultants) to issue the login.
Patrons must have a valid, unexpired form of state ID (e.g. driver's license) showing Indiana residency, or an Ivy Tech card to obtain a login. Patrons will not receive a login without one of these forms of identification.
To log in, Circulation will first need to connect the computer to the campus' wireless internet service. Then, the patron will have to enter the username and password provided to them by STC.
The printer does not require a card swipe. However, STC needs the card when issuing logins for patrons that plan to print, or to add money to a patron account for printing.
Print jobs from community patrons are sent to a printer located near Circulation. Documents will print immediately.
Documents will not print if the patron runs out of funds on their account. The two best signs that the issue may be lack of funds are: other patrons able to print, no errors or warnings shown on the printer.
The south side of the library will remain closed until further notice. The north side of the library remains available.
The ramp on the East side (toward Dunes Medical building) is unavailable due to library plaza construction. The ramp on the West side (toward Marram Hall) remains open and accessible.
The Adaptive Technology Center remains available within the library. It has been reduced to one PC and the CCTV until the end of renovation. Once on third floor, the room will be located in LC324 - the same spot as on first floor, just two floors up.
There are a few ways to get help from reference.
Keep in mind that there are no computers in the library available to students, faculty or staff.
If a student is in the Marram lab and needs research assistance, the reference worker can come to Marram if necessary. Contact Reference or ask the STC consultant at Marram to do so.
There are two methods for obtaining a book that was previously available.
If the library can obtain the book, it will take about a week to arrive. Please plan your research needs accordingly.
Our page of local library catalogs can be used to find if a book is available at a nearby library. If a library has a book you want to use,, contact that library or check their catalog to make sure it is available for use. Some libraries may only allow their residents or students to use their collections.
Unfortunately, quiet areas are not available in the library until renovation is completed. The new Arts & Sciences building across Broadway has study rooms available for student use.
You can contact the office providing that service, or the library's Reference department by one of the methods given on this page, for further assistance.
Contact the library's Reference department by one of the methods given on this page and we will answer your question as soon as possible. If it is a common or high priority question, this FAQ will be updated for its inclusion.