Special Collections and University Archives is open by appointment to GVSU community members only.

Request an Appointment Online.

We encourage all researchers to send reference questions to rupinskl@gvsu.edu.

Directions and Parking

Special Collections and University Archives is located on the Allendale campus in Seidman House, just east of Lake Superior Hall. Our collections are housed in secure stack areas where environmental conditions are carefully monitored to ensure a stable temperature and humidity within ranges appropriate for the preservation of special materials. Materials do not circulate outside the library. Procedures for use are designed to assure proper handling of materials consistent with the library's commitment to preserving its collections for future generations.

Seidman House exterior

Maps and directions

Seidman House (#3 on the Allendale campus map) is east 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.

Seidman House map