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The University Libraries is open for individual study or for groups not greater than four people. Strict adherence to preventive measures is required, including the wearing of face coverings and maintaining 6 feet of distance from others in the library at all times.
Located on the Allendale campus, Seidman House houses the University Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives.
Quiet Study Spaces
Seidman House is nestled on the edge of the ravines, offering students an amazing view through floor-to-ceiling windows. The building offers space with comfortable chairs and tables for quiet study. Special Collections & University Archives host rotating exhibits in the building's cases, highlighting portions of the collections available for use in the Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.
These collections help support the university curricula and research interests of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as those outside the university.
The rare books, manuscripts, documents, artwork and digital files housed in Special Collections supplement and enhance resources available in the GVSU libraries. The collections are international in scope with particular focus on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War; Michigan in the novel; regional literature, history and culture; and history of the book and printing arts.
Digitized and born-digital materials include highlights from the Special Collections & University Archives holdings, as well as digital resources created by or held by other entities within the University. Digital Collections include unique and rare photographs, audio and video interviews, text, and document collections to researchers around the world.
The Grand Valley State University Archives is the repository for official and quasi-official records created by the University's administration, academic departments, faculty, students, and campus organizations. The records exist in diverse formats, such as photographs, negatives, slides, motion picture film, maps, prints, and drawings, microfilm, audio and video materials and some electronic records.
Seidman House Revealed
Directions to Seidman House
Seidman House (#62 on the campus map) is northeast of Lake Superior Hall, across the plaza. Parking is available to visitors in Lot M, just south of Seidman House.
All visitors are required to have a temporary permit to park in any non-metered parking area. Permits are available at no cost from Parking Services.
SH, 1 Campus Dr.,
Allendale, MI 49401