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In Memory of our Friend and Colleague

 The Library was saddened to learn the news a few weeks ago that former Library AV Manager, Mark Kump, had passed away. Mark was a steady, calm presence in the library and we miss his dry wit. In honor of his memory, we have dedicated a book about sailing to him. Sailing was one of […]

Book Sale at the Library!

The Library will be holding a book sale from Monday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 7. Paperback books – 25 cents; Hardcover – 50 cents (with the weekend bringing discount prices). Come in with quarters and leave with books!

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: A Beautiful Mess

A few weeks ago, I stood in front of the newest group of POL 200: Analyzing Politics students, who were joining me in the library classroom for a semester-long library lab. “Research is conversation,” I told them. “Whenever we do research, we are listening to conversations that are interesting to us, figuring out how the conversation […]

Today is National Voter Registration Day

Today is National Voter Registration Day! What a perfect opportunity to check your voter registration status and make sure you don’t miss any upcoming deadlines. And we have a guide to help! Our Vote 2018 guide walks you through requirements to vote in MN and also links you to requirements for other states.

Remembering Folke Bernadotte

The Gustavus library is named in memory of Count Folke Bernadotte, a member of Sweden’s royal family and a diplomat who worked for peace. Born in 1895 he was particularly known for his role in organizing the rescue of prisoners and concentration camp survivors in the final months of the Third Reich, using a convoy […]

Constitution Day Event

Monday is Constitution Day. Browse our display in the library, check out our guide to information about the Constitution, and pick up a free pocket constitution (thanks to our Government Documents department) in the library. This year, you’ll also have an opportunity to attend a special event sponsored by the Communication Studies department’s Deliberation and […]

Celebration of Creative Inquiry Board

Ruth has been busy this summer working with our Creative Inquiry Board. If you were a part of the celebration last spring, stop by and see if you can find your project/research work on display! It’s located on the main floor near the back stairwell. “Great job, Ruth!”  

Library Hours for Labor Day

Friday, Aug. 31: 9:00 am – 4:45 pm; Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 1 & 2:  Closed.  Monday, Sept. 3: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm.

It’s Cool Inside

It’s nice and cool in the library. This welcome sign was created by our talented students. Stop off and find something to read, check out a DVD, or borrow some magazines. While you’re at it, enjoy the outdoors. The prairie behind the library and in the Arb is looking mighty fine right now.

The Bards of Valley View

Thanks to the Minnesota Library Publishing Project, we were able to publish Geography Professor Emeritus Bob Douglas’s stories about residents of Valley View, home to some influential Gustavus faculty and administrators, who designed the street and made it into a community.You may browse it online, download free digital copy, or purchase a paperback copy. If […]