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Library Hours for Finals

Friday, May 13: 8:00 am-1:00 am; Saturday, May 14: 10:00 am-10:00 pm; Sunday, May 15: 12:00 pm-1:00 am; Monday, May 16: 8:00 am-1:00 am; Tuesday, May 17: 8:00 am-6:00 pm; Wednesday-Friday, May 18-20: Noon-4:00 pm.  

Harmful Language Statement

Language matters. Words matter. How people are described matters. Words or terms that were prevalent decades ago may have fallen out of favor. Some terms may have been applied by those in power to a marginalized group, without ever taking into account how the group described itself. Other terms – once deemed offensive – have […]

Meet the Library Staff!

Ever wondered who coordinates purchasing books (and more) for the library?  Meet new Library Acquisitions Manager Kate Sonsteby (‘05).  Kate joined us in summer 2021, and her work is essential to providing library research materials at Gustavus.  We asked Kate a few questions to get to know her better… What interested you in working at […]

New Acquisitions in SCRB!

Detail of Leaf 127 from the Liber Chronicarum. 1493. (SCRB Collection 16) This semester we are welcoming several new items to Special Collections and Rare Books, or the SCRB (pronounced “scrib”)! These new acquisitions will help us teach the history of books and printing along with many items we already own. These rare items are […]

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On Monday, October 11, 2021, we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, honoring the cultures, histories and futures of our nation’s Indigenous peoples. Although the holiday is not yet federally recognized, it has been increasingly celebrated over the past decades. The fact that it lands on the same day traditionally observed as Columbus Day is not an […]

New Features in the Library Catalog

You may notice that our library catalog and discovery system powered by WorldCat Discovery has a modernized look along with some new features. The improvements include: Highlighted Search Terms The search terms you enter will be highlighted in yellow. This will make it much more apparent why you got the results you did and then […]

Celebrating International Zine Library Day with New Location!

Gustavus Library Zines! : About Our Collection   In order to allow for recent growth to our Zine Collection, we have relocated our Zines to the first floor near the Periodicals and Microfilms.  Please let us know if you need help locating this collection. Here is a current list of Zines in our catalog. Please come […]

Queer History & Fun Reads for Pride Month 🌈

Happy Pride Month! Or, at the library, Rainbow Book Month. Pride is celebrated in June each year to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a landmark event in the Gay Liberation Movement, which evolved into today’s LGBTQIA+ rights movements. This post highlights a few materials from the Gustavus Library collection that celebrate queer history, the present, […]

Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage

Join us in celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. Below is a sampling of resources on AAPI heritage in the library, including decolonial travel guides, memoirs, novels and graphic novels, plays, films, current news, and primary sources. Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawai’i edited by Hokulani K. Aikau and Vernadette Vicuña […]

National Poetry Month : Nobel Prize Winner Louise Glück

Gustavus Library actively collects works by Nobel Prize laureates, and since it’s National Poetry Month we thought there’s no better time to explore the works of American poet Louise Glück (1943- ), who last October was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence […]