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Student Services


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.

 Writing Center

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 virtual 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.

  • Only students, faculty, and staff of Indiana Tech have access to subscription databases and electronic books. Our licenses and contractual agreements with vendors prohibit the use to all others including alumni and community users/visitors.
  • If you are off-campus, please log into “” portal first, in order to properly authenticate your credentials for the library subscribed databases. Use your Indiana Tech username (your email address) and password to login.

 Research Guides

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.

 Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

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. Articles often arrive within 4 business days and are e-mailed as PDF files. Books may take from two weeks up to a month. Please notice that we cannot guarantee a delivery timeframe because we depend on the lending libraries’ procedures. Books can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. You can request an Interlibrary Loan by completing the Interlibrary Loan Form.

What can be requested via ILL?

  • Books
  • Selected book chapters
  • Dissertations & Theses
  • Technical Reports
  • Selected articles from journals

 Purchase Request

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.

 Study Room

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.

Faculty Services

 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.

 Library Instruction

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.

 Course Reserves Materials

McMillen Library provides course-reserve services to support the teaching and learning of Indiana Tech. The Course Reserve Collection houses materials such as books, textbooks, DVDs/CDs, articles, etc., that an instructor has selected for use by students enrolled in a specific course. The purpose of the Course Reserve Collection is to provide quick access to course-related materials for intensive student use.

For Faculty

Faculty, please fill out the Online Course Reserves form to add materials to the Library’s Course Reserves for students to use in the Library. Once the completed form and material to be placed on reserve have been submitted to the library, it will be processed and added to the Course Reserve Collection. Faculty may ask library staff to remove or add course reserve materials at any time. Department or personally owned course reserve materials not retrieved by the faculty member at the end of the time frame specified on the course reserve form will be returned to the faculty member via campus mail.