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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.
Frey Foundation Learning Commons
Located in the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health (DCIH) in the heart of Grand Rapids' Medical Mile, the Frey Foundation Learning Commons, also known as the health sciences library, serves the Kirkhof College of Nursing and College of Health Professions programs.
The Frey Foundation Learning Commons is located on the second floor of DCIH, Room 205. The Learning Center has the following spaces:
- Learn Labs: Two flexible spaces for active learning and student collaboration. One lab has a cart of laptops for classroom use.
- Reading Room: A space for quiet study and learning.
- Librarian Suite: Our two health sciences librarians are available for individual consultations, research questions, and library instruction.
The Frey Foundation Learning Commons supports GVSU’s programs in Allied Health Sciences, Athletic Training, Audiology, Clinical Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Public Health, Radiologic and Imaging Sciences, Recreational Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology.
Our service desk staff can help answer questions about library services and resources. Librarians can provide in-depth research consultations, including support of systematic reviews, and collaborate on library instruction, both in-person or through the creation of online learning resources.
A printer for students is located in Room 206, right at the entrance to the Frey Foundation Learning Commons.
The Frey Foundation Learning Commons contains the most current print books and DVDs/videos supporting GVSU’s health science and nursing programs. Electronic books and e-books are available through the libraries’ website.
Older books and print journals are housed in the Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) at the Steelcase or Mary Idema Pew Libraries. They may be requested via the Library Search and delivered to any GVSU library location.
Directions to Frey Foundation Learning Commons
Located in DCIH on Michigan N.E. between Catherine Pl. N.E. and Prospect Ave. N.E., just east of Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences. Parking for faculty, staff, and guests is by permit only. See the GVSU Parking Guide for more information.
333 Michigan St., NE,
Grand Rapids MI 49503