Library Hours for Fall Break

Friday, Oct. 21:  8 am – 4:45 pm; Saturday, Oct. 22:  10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, Oct. 23:  Noon – 6 pm; Monday, Oct. 24:  8 am – 4:45 pm; Tuesday, Oct. 25:  8 am – 1 am.

Literary and Historical Award Display

Check out our new display featuring some of the newest literary and historical award winning books. We order award winning books annually that have been chosen for the top literary and historical award prizes.   The links below are for books awarded throughout the years.  You can check our catalog to check if it is available […]

Zines? What are they?

  Simple Definition of zine : a small magazine that is written by people who are not professional writers and that usually has stories about a particular subject Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary The library has many different “zines” in our collection and all can be found in our online catalog. You can check them out […]

Indigenous Peoples Day

photo of Dakota 38 Plus 2 Riders in Mankato, 2012, courtesy of The Uptake The library is observing Indigenous Peoples’ Day with an online resource guide and an exhibit, Commemorating Controversy, originally created by students on the 150th anniversary of the Dakota-U.S. war. The exhibit is also available in digital form through our institutional repository, […]

Vote 2016

We hear there’s something about an upcoming election this November….? We’re guess you have, too! While we’re not going to tell you who to vote for, we are going to provide you with information: information about the candidates, about platforms, about polls, and – most importantly – about how and where to vote. Stop by […]

Nobel Conference Resources

 A reminder that the Gustavus Library has both in person and online resources related to this year’s Nobel Conference! Books by our Nobel speakers are on a display shelf near the front door in the new books area. Additional books on the subject are displayed in the GLA Reading Room. Feel free to check out any that […]

Extraordinary Book Sale!

The Library will be holding a huge book sale from Monday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 2. Paperback books – 25 cents; Hardcover – 50 cents (with the weekend bringing discount prices). Come in with quarters and leave with books!

Banned Books Week

Wait, people still ban books? Even in this day and age? Unfortunately yes, which is why we celebrate Banned Books Week every year. We celebrate our freedom to read, we condemn censorship, and in doing so, we remind ourselves that threats to our freedoms still exist. The America Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles data […]

Cookies and Constitutions

This Friday, September 16th, between 1 and 4 pm the library will celebrate Constitution Day, with frost-your-own cookies and pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution that you can take with you thanks to the generous support of the Dean of Students office. And do we have a guide for that? Of course we do.  

Information for Everyone

Having a problem finding a book on our shelves? Need to know where the restroom is located? Need a drinking fountain? Have an Interlibrary Loan to pick up? We are the place. Feel free to stop and ask us anything. disturb us as the need grabs you! If we can’t assist we will find the […]