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Constitution Day 2020

         Constitution Day is an American federal observance that commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787.  Many schools are required to teach about the Constitution on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, which is observed nationally on September 17th. Feel free to stop by the library and visit our […]

September Hours

The library will hold the following hours through Sunday, Sept. 27:  Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 10 pm; Friday: 9 am – 5 pm; Saturday: Closed;  Sunday:  6 pm – 10 pm.

Mediated Services for immunocompromised patrons

Video tutorial Services for immunocompromised patrons or those unable to come to campus: For those patrons who are unable to come into the building, the Library may be able to provide contactless pickup and/or scanned copies of articles or book chapters upon request.  Unfortunately, due to limited staffing, we cannot provide this service to all […]

August Hours and Services-Updated

From August 17-Sept. 1, the library will be open Monday-Thursday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Please check the library’s website for our September hours. We are pleased to offer mediated pickup for those who would prefer to limit their time on campus and/or in buildings.  Please use the “Hold” feature in the library’s online catalog to request […]

Faculty Course Reserves Info.

In following the guidelines/research of REALM (Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums) ALL materials (including course reserves) will be held in quarantine for a minimum of 3-days after patron use. If this time frame is unacceptable for your class use, please visit with your library liaison to find an alternate resource. If you are only using […]

Summer Hours – Request Form

The library is providing mediated pickup of materials in the foyer through July 31, 2020.  For your safety and ours, individuals who need specific items (e.g. books, DVDs, music scores) are asked to arrange for mediated pickup in the library’s foyer; please fill out a materials request form.  If you need a portion of a work […]

Condemning Violence & Racism

Statement Condemning Violence & Racism The Library faculty at Gustavus Adolphus College support the Association of College & Research Libraries, the American Library Association, and the Society of American Archivists in condemning violence and racism towards Black people and all people of color. We endorse the statement of the Black Caucus of the American Library […]

Summer Hours – By Appt.

The library will be open by appointment only through July 31, 2020. For your safety and ours, individuals who need specific items (e.g. books, DVDs, music scores) are asked to arrange for mediated pickup in the library’s foyer; please fill out a materials request form.  If you need a portion of a work (article, book […]

Call for Submissions – Lindell Research Paper Award 2020

The Library is now accepting submissions for the Patricia Lindell Research Prize/Paper. This $400 prize is awarded by the library faculty for a paper already written for a Gustavus academic course. This paper should demonstrate excellent use of source material. Papers may be submitted from Fall Semester 2018 through Spring Semester 2020. As faculty endorsement […]

Guest Post! Resources for Relaxation

Today we welcome guest blogger Amber Wolfinger, the Library’s academic assistant, with a post on library & museum resources to help you destress. (Please note that you will need your Gustavus user ID/password to access some of these materials.) In these stressful and uncertain times, it is more important than ever to set aside a […]


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