McMillen Library provides an online form which students may fill out to contact a librarian when they are in need of reference assistance. The Ask-A-Librarian Form can be used any time.
Chat With Librarian
You can also connect with a librarian via chat during daytime hours if you are in need of assistance. The Chat With Us button can be used when it appears to be lit up in orange.
Text A Librarian
McMillen Library also provides an SMS option for users to connect with a librarian on their mobile phone. This mobile number can be found at our Ask a Librarian.
Virtual Consultation With A Librarian
If you need a one-on-one librarian session with video or screensharing options, you can fill out the Virtual Consultation With Librarian to schedule your consultation.
The Writing Center is here for you with the following online services. Through WConline, you can book a slot, upload your paper, and get a response within 24-hours. You can contact a tutor directly through their email address on their tutors page. You can practice your presentation through a Blackboard Collaborate session by emailing a tutor. For more information please go to the Writing Center.
Accessing eBooks, eJournals, and Other Online Materials
McMillen Library subscribes to a variety of online resources, including academic databases of articles, eJournals, eBook collections, and much more. Please visit our Research page to access these collections.
The librarians provide a number of Research Guides on various topics, and these can be found here on our LibGuides site. These guides provide users with a starting point when conducting research, or highlight topic areas to show where one can learn more about specific subject matter.
Accessing Materials from Other Libraries
Sometimes a user will seek full-text access to a book or article that McMillen Library does not have access to. Users may wish to visit their own local public or university library in an attempt to obtain these materials. Patrons may visit McMillen Library to request an Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) card, which can then be used to obtain materials from these libraries. Please inquire at the McMillen Library Welcome Desk about this possibility.
If the material you want or need cannot be obtained from the McMillen Library, Interlibrary Loan is a possible option for acquiring access to the resource. You can request an Interlibrary Loan by completing the Interlibrary Loan Form.
Faculty, staff and students can recommend and suggest acquisitions for the library collections. These requests will be given consideration based on the funds available and collection development policies. Fill out the Purchase Request Form here.
Virtual Reality Communication Lab
Indiana Tech’s Virtual Reality Communication Lab is on the first floor of the McMillen Library. To use the lab you must present your Indiana Tech-issued ID to the tutor in the Writing Center on the second floor of the McMillen Library. You can use the lab for up to 60 minutes at a time. For more information click here.
When not in session, the Virtual Reality Communication Lab can be used for collaborative studying on a first-come, first-serve basis. This room can accommodate 4-6 people.
Copiers & Printers/Scanners
One B&W Copier/Printer/Scanner can be found on the first floor, and one Color Copier/Printer/Scanner resides on the second floor. Students and faculty/staff can use their ID cards to print or copy.
Computers in the Library
McMillen Library has computer stations available for student and faculty use during business hours.
Instructional Research & OER Conversion for Course Redesign
McMillen Library assists faculty with instructional research/curriculum mapping. To request assistance with curriculum mapping please fill out Curriculum Mapping (OER/eBook) Request Form.
iPads for Classroom Use
Faculty can borrow iPads for classroom use. We have a total of 14 iPads on a cart. Please contact library staff for reservation.
Faculty can request that a librarian attend their class to review search strategies for articles, books, statistics, etc. Our instruction can be tailored to your class’ needs, specific subject or particular assignment. Please request instruction by filling out the Library Instruction Form.