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Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month and the theme for 2023 is Black Resistance. The Library provides resources that document, commemorate, and celebrate Black history and experiences in the U.S. Book display: Looking for something to read? Visit our Black History Month display in the GLA Reading Room (main floor, north side). Feel free to borrow […]

Library Hours for Touring Week

  Photo by Josiah Weiss on Unsplash Sat. & Sun., Jan. 28 & 29: Closed.  Mon., Jan. 30 – Fri., Feb. 3: 9:00 am – 4:45 pm.  Sat. & Sun., Feb. 4 & 5: Closed.  

January Term Library Hours

  Monday – Friday:  9:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday:  12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Reading Day at Gustavus

December 15 is Reading Day at Gustavus, and to celebrate we’re wheeling out the tea cart tomorrow and offering donuts, so come get something to munch on and pick up a book to read. You can find a selection of great books on our Take a Break display, in the Browsing Collection, and in the […]

Library Hours for Finals and Christmas Recess

Friday, Dec. 16: 8:00 am – 12:00 am; Saturday, Dec. 17: 10 am – 8 pm; Sunday, Dec. 18: 10 am – 12 am; Monday, Dec. 19:  8 am – 4:45 pm; Tuesday, Dec. 20 – Monday, Jan. 2: Closed. Happy Holidays! 

Human Rights Day 2022: Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All

Over the weekend the world marked Human Rights Day, the 74th anniversary of the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the beginning of a yearlong #StandUpForHumanRights campaign by the United Nations to highlight human rights activism in advance of the 75th anniversary on December, 10, 2023. This year the theme […]

Call for Submissions – Lindell Research Paper Award 2024

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 2022 through Spring Semester 2024. As faculty endorsement […]

Tea Tuesday – Warm Up @ the Library!

What better way to warm up on a snowy day than Tea Tuesday at the Library? Stop by for tea, hot cider, or hot chocolate. Bring your own mug or use one of ours. Beverages will be available until the hot water runs out (or 4pm, whichever comes first). See you then!

Library Hours for Thanksgiving Week

    Monday & Tuesday, Nov. 21 & 22:  8:00 am – 4:45 pm; Wednesday, November 23 – Sunday, November 27: Closed. Happy Thanksgiving!

National Native American Heritage Month 2022

November is National Native American Heritage Month. The Library has two Native American Heritage Month displays. In the Friends of the Library Gustavus Library Associates Reading Room, we have a collection of fiction and nonfiction books that look at the Native American experience. On the first floor, near Government Documents office, we have a display […]


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