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 the mission of Grand Valley State University.

Scheduled Classes and Events

Reading Room Closed

April 30, 2019 All Day

The Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room will be closed to researchers for the Libraries' end of year retreat.

Seidman House Closed

May 27, 2019 All Day

Closed for Memorial Day

Seidman House Closed

July 4, 2019 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Closed for Independence Day

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