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Triton College Library Website: How Do I?

How Do I?

The Triton College Library is open to our campus community for the semester. Please review the content below for updated information on the library's space, resources, and services this semester. We can't wait to see you (from 6 ft. away).

How do I use the library space safely?

  • Please review our Library User Guidelines and follow all social distancing guidelines while using the library space.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in multiple locations in the library.
  • Cleaning supplies are available for library users to clean their areas. Please inquire at the Information Desk.

How do I contact librarians for research help?

  • Librarians are available to support students and faculty during the library's operating hours. Students and faculty can contact librarians via the library's live chat or email at refdesk@triton.edu.
  • Students are encouraged to schedule a virtual research appointment for more in-depth support.

How do I access databases and eresources remotely?

  • Off-campus access to eresources is always available! Login to the library's databases at home using your MyTriton Portal username (without @triton.edu) and password.

  • Your username is your first name + last name (or whatever has been assigned to you) without @triton.eduFor example, Jane Smith would be janesmith. Further instructions are available on the MyTriton Portal page

How do I print?

  • Current students need their Triton ID to print and will log in to the printing system using their MyTriton Portal username and password. New student ID cards may be obtained at the Triton College Welcome Center located in the B Building.

  • Other library patrons can print and copy using a guest card, available for purchase at the Cashier's Office located in the B Building.

How do I borrow a laptop or other loanable technology?

  • The Library offers laptops, mobile hotspots, and web cams, along with a variety of other loanable technology, for semester-long loanThe Library also offers laptop and mobile phone chargers for in-house use.

  • Loanable technology will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Enrolled students interested in borrowing loanable technology should bring their Triton student ID or a state-issued ID to the library's Information Desk. 

How do I reserve a study room?

  • Study rooms are available to reserve. Please contact the Information Desk at circdesk@triton.edu or ext. 3215 to reserve a room.

How do I check out a book?

  • Books from the main collection may be checked out at the Information Desk by Triton employees, students, and community members. Triton faculty and students need to show their ID cards to check out a book. Community members may check out up to three books using a valid, in-district public library card.

As a faculty member, how do I request library instruction for my class this semester?

  • Librarians are committed to continuing to support students' research in a largely online environment and will be teaching live library instruction via Blackboard Collaborate. If you are interested in scheduling library instruction for your class, please fill out a library instruction request. We look forward to talking through how we can best support your students. 

How do I obtain my free digital subscription to the New York Times?

  • To register, navigate to accessnyt.com, search for and select "Triton College," and create an account using your @triton.edu email address.

How do I create a PrepSTEP account?

  • Register using a username and password of your choice. You do not need to use your @triton.edu email address. 

How do I register for Mango Languages?

  • You may use Mango as a guest. If you wish to create an account, navigate to the Mango site and create a username and password. You do not need to use your @triton.edu email address. 

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Triton College Library
A Building, Room 200
2000 5th Avenue 
River Grove, IL 60171
Email: refdesk@triton.edu
Phone: 708-456-0300, ext. 3215

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