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University Libraries. We also provide support online for GVSU
students, faculty, and staff through our online services.
Some library systems will be offline from June 24th until June 29th for software upgrades. Physical materials can be searched at https://www.gvsu.edu/library/findbooks. Requesting, and checking out physical materials will not be available at that time, although articles, e-books, e-journals, and streaming videos will continue to be available. Learn more about the Library Services Platform Migration.
About the University Libraries
Grand Valley State University Libraries was the proud recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2012 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. The University Libraries purposefully collect, teach, display, discover, disseminate and preserve information, in all its forms, to support the university curriculum and fuel the intellectual life of the university. We connect scholars and learners to resources. We create spaces and programs that inspire the university community and promote inquiry as an essential life skill. Each library’s collection is tailored to its location and the programs it serves, with daily deliveries of physical materials between all University Libraries locations.
The University Libraries are committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. We strive to provide an environment in which all members of the campus community feel welcome, safe, supported, respected, and valued. All library staff and faculty are active in the ongoing work of identifying and eliminating barriers to ensure that all members of the library community are able to fully participate in library spaces and services. We work to ensure that our tools, devices, services, and environments are available and usable by as many people as possible.
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Due to the COVID pandemic, we will not accept physical donations for the foreseeable future. The course of the pandemic, and social distancing recommendations, will dictate how long this remains the case. We will revisit this decision when we are safely back in our buildings and caught back up on receiving and processing anything purchased.
- Mission, Vision, and Values
- Strategic Planning
- IDEA: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility
- 2021 Library Services Platform Migration
- 2020 Collections Review
- Hiring and Job Opportunities FAQ
- UL Faculty Governance Committees
- Faculty Tenure and Promotion Guidelines
- LINK - Staff Intranet (GVSU username required)
- Student Learning Outcomes