Archive for 2014

ILL over Christmas Recess

Interlibrary loan requests submitted over Christmas Recess (December 20, 2014-January 4, 2015) may not be handled immediately. Please plan accordingly for delays. If you have specific concerns about new requests or ILL materials you already have checked out, email Sonja Timmerman. Have a restful, happy break!

Need a break from studying?

Games and puzzles can be found near the Christmas tree on the main floor of the library.

Off-Campus Database Access

We want to clear up a misunderstanding.  No matter where you are, as long as you have access to an Internet connection and can get to our library website, you can use our online databases. When you click on links to resources that are limited by license to Gustavus community members, you will have to […]


You’ve heard undoubtedly of Herman Melville’s book Moby-Dick; or, The Whale.  However, you might not be aware that the original was published on this day in 1851. It was a commercial failure upon its release, and the book languished for nearly 70 years in relative obscurity. Everything changed in the 1920s following the publication of Herman Melville: […]

Information About Our Music Collection

We have been spending the last few years digitizing all of the CDs and LPs owned by the library. There are almost 5300 items available in our catalog now, with more being added everyday. Listening to these recordings is simple. Just search our catalog by title or by the collection of “Digital Sound Online”. Once […]

Student Appreciation Event in the Library

Nachos will be served on Thursday, Oct. 30th from 3:00-4:30 pm in the library.

Library Star Students

Congratulations to Emily Meyer (Circ.), KaLeigh Berg (AV) and Xingzhu Liu (Circ.) for being chosen as Star Students for fall semester! Star Students are library student employees who have demonstrated superior performance in their departments. The library depends heavily on student workers and wishes to recognize those that go above and beyond the call of […]

Open Access Week

Happy Open Access Week! We in the library appreciate Open Access because this publishing model allows researchers and scholars to provide their materials for free to the global community. Some make the choice to publish Open Access out of a desire to make their work known to the widest possible number of people, while others […]

Banned Books Week

September 21st– 27th is Banned Books Week. This is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and highlighting the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community  in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or […]

Observing Constitution Day in the Library

On December 8, 2004, President George W. Bush signed a bill which designates every September 17th as Constitution Day (Public Law 108-447).  Gustavus will observe Constitution Day with a variety of activities and resources to promote the study of the constitution.  The library and the Dean of Students Office have a Constitution Day display near […]