Along with the rest of the University, the University Libraries are planning to safely reopen our locations no later than July 27th. We will be taking researchers by appointment only, so please contact us to schedule an appointment. Reference questions can be sent to

COVID-19 Journaling Project

Special Collections & University Archives invites members of the GVSU community to write and submit a journal of your experience during this extraordinary time to the COVID-19 Journaling Project. For more information, click the link below.

COVID-19 Journaling Project

Seidman House contains the University Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives. A large quiet study area with open work tables and comfortable seating overlooks the wooded ravines. Visitors to Seidman House can view displays of our rare books and archives and gain research access to our collections.

Quiet Study

The study space features floor to ceiling windows that look out over the wooded ravine.


Rotating exhibits display highlights from our rare book and archival collections.

Reading Room

In the Reading Room, visitors can read and study rare books and archives.

Special Collections and University Archives collects, preserves, and shares rare and distinguished book collections and historical records, photographs, media, and artwork to support excellent teaching, high-impact student learning, and active scholarship at Grand Valley State University.


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