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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 […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: Net Neutrality

Update: Net Neutrality is back in the news. Democrats in the US Senate just forced a vote on a resolution to reverse Chairman Ajit Pai’s change in internet regulations, a change that some internet service providers and all of the big telecomm corporations favored but a majority of citizens in both parties opposed. The bill […]

Audio Video Equipment/Books and DVDs During Summer Months

     Video camera kits, tripods, and/or projectors will not be available for checkout from the library from June 1st – August 31st.  If you were planning on using such equipment during these summer months, please contact Mark Kump, x7571 or mkump@gustavus.edu prior to May 31st to make permissible arrangements. Please also expect a delay […]

Honoring our Senior Student Employees

Whenever you walk through the Library, you see students. Studying, researching, browsing shelves, socializing…sometimes even napping. We hope you’ve also noticed an essential group of students who are working at the front desk, or the AV desk, or shelving books. Other students are behind-the-scenes, helping to order and process books and other materials. These are […]

Mayday! Leymah Gbowee

How often do you get to hear a Nobel Peace Prize winner speak? This week, Leymah Gbowee will be the keynote speaker for the annual Mayday! peace conference.  She will be speaking in the Chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2. There will be a screening of a documentary about her work, Pray the […]