Library Online Services

The library website is your gateway to research

The University Libraries has a rich collection of online information resources to support your research, including thousands of e-journals and hundreds of article databases. You can access any of these information resources by logging in with your GVSU username and password.


Get articles online

Millions of articles are available through our library search or by browsing research databases. If we don’t have the article you need, we can get it from another library through our Document Delivery service.

Search for Articles

Browse Databases

Do Better Research

The Knowledge Market offers online support in two ways: online peer consultations during open hours and browsable resources that are available 24/7.

Visit the Knowledge Market

Subject and Course Guides

We have research guides for every subject and many courses. They're a great place to start your research.

Subject and Course Guides

Get Help

Chat with us

We're available to answer your questions over chat, text, or email during our virtual services hours.

Chat with Us

Text (616) 818-0219

Email [email protected]


Have a question about your research or what services the library offers? We have you covered! Drop by the Library's Help Site to find what you need.

Get Help from the Library

The Knowledge Market is Online

The Knowledge Market offers services online in order to help with your research, writing, speech, and digital projects. Book an online appointment to meet with a highly trained consultant and take your work to the next level!

Librarians are here!

Finding and using information can be challenging. There is a specific liaison librarian for each subject area at GVSU, and they can help you with your research.

Find your librarian


Library Search Privacy Notice

Our Library Search provider, EBSCO, periodically requests permission to store some user data (such as your GVSU username) in order to allow full functionality of our software. This is in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You do not have to allow them to store this data, but you will not be able to request books, place holds, or use any features of your library account online that require personalization. More information is available on the Library Help Site.

Report a Problem

Having technical problems using the University Libraries' website? You can chat with us or Report the Problem directly to our technical experts. Remember to provide as much detail as possible.

Need Adobe software?

If you need Adobe software for one of your courses, email [email protected] with your first and last name, GVSU email, and the course you need the software for. Once approved, you will have access through the end of the semester.

Need help with other software?

IT Services can provide general help with Blackboard, Collaborate, Ally, Panopto, and Respondus LockDown Browser/Monitor.

Resources for Faculty

You do not need VPN (Pulse Secure) for accessing library resources. You will be asked to log in with your GVSU username and password when using library databases. Please keep the VPN system open for those working from home that need to use it.

Instructional Support

In addition to direct support from your liaison librarian, University Libraries offers many other programs and services to support faculty teaching and learning online.

Teaching and Online Classroom Support

eLearning Support

Moving your course online involves more than choosing the right technology tools. GVSU's eLearning group has your covered with resources and support as you transition to online teaching.

eLearning Online Support

Online Video Tutorials

The University Libraries has online tutorials to help students navigation scholarly research. You can embed these in Blackboard, or coordinate with your liaison librarian to work them into library instruction.

University Libraries on YouTube

Need software support?

The IT eLearning staff if providing faculty support in the use of Blackboard, Zoom, Ally, Panopto, and Respondus LockDown Browser/Monitor.

Don't Have What You Need?

With the move to online classes, we will try to obtain online versions of materials to help support your courses. Fill out our Suggest a Purchase form and we will be in touch.

Request a Purchase

Technology-related Information

Check the Provost's website for a complete list of technology-related information for teaching.


We can help you better understand fair use and copyright as you move materials online.

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