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Library Hours for Touring Week

  Photo by Josiah Weiss on Unsplash Wed., Jan. 26 – Fri., Jan. 28:  9:00 am – 4:45 pm; Sat. & Sun., Jan. 29 & 30: Closed.  Mon., Jan. 31  & Tues., Feb. 1:  9:00 am – 4:45 pm  

Library at Gustavus (Part 5 of 10)

OLD MAIN (1897-1920) In celebration of 50 years in the current library building (known as the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library), we’ll be spending the year looking at the history of the library at Gustavus. In 1897 the library moved back into Old Main, housed on the second floor.  Branch libraries continued to exist in both […]

Most Viewed Titles in GustieScholar for 2021

Looking back at 2021, GustieScholar, the open access institutional repository of Gustavus faculty, staff and students, had over 4200 pageviews and 104 new items added. As part of the Archive’s Digital Collection, the institutional repository consists of a Faculty/Staff and a Student collection. The repository has a wide variety of projects from coursework (including capstone […]

Library at Gustavus (Part 4 of 10)

COMMERCE BUILDING (1889-1897) In 1889, the library moved out of the Main building and into the Commerce Building. During this time the librarian was J.S. Carlson, professor of history, philosophy, and political science. He secured some of the annual publications of Uppsala University in Sweden, and he and his assistants commenced work on a subject […]

Library Hours for Finals and Christmas Recess

Friday, Dec. 17: 8:00 am – 12:00 am; Saturday, Dec. 18: 10 am – 8 pm; Sunday, Dec. 19: 10 am – 12 am; Monday, Dec. 20:  8 am – 6 pm; Tuesday & Wednesday, Dec. 21-22: 10 am – 2 pm; Thursday, Dec. 23 – Sunday, Jan. 2: Closed. Happy Holidays! 

Call for Submissions – Lindell Research Paper Award 2022

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 2020 through Spring Semester 2022. As faculty endorsement […]

All Human, All Equal

Join us in recognizing Human Rights Day on December 10th, the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This year’s theme is equality, as stated in Article 1 of the Declaration: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Human rights encompass “economic, […]

New Wave Science Fiction in the John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection

During the New Wave movement of the 1960s and 70s, science fiction authors sought to overthrow existing social and aesthetic dogmas by critiquing the status quo of sex, race relations, gender, and environmental degradation, and by incorporating stylistic innovations influenced by the Beat poets, literary modernism and post-modernism, and an interest in expanded consciousness through […]

Welcome New Librarian!

Join us in welcoming Dylan Mohr as Visiting Assistant Professor & Academic Librarian! Dylan earned an MS in Library & Information Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is completing a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. We asked Dylan a few questions to get to know him better… What interested you […]

Library at Gustavus (Part 3 of 10)

OLD MAIN (1876-1889) The Main building was the first building built when Gustavus moved to St. Peter in 1876. It housed everything, including classrooms, offices, living quarters, and the library. In the beginning the library consisted of approximately 500 volumes and additional donations were actively being sought. By 1887, the library held 3,100 volumes. The […]


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