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Therapeutic Light Boxes

In case you feel spring isn’t coming fast enough, we want you to know that there are 5 therapeutic light boxes around the library.   On each floor, you will find a light box in the first study carrel past the restrooms with two additional light boxes on the opposite side of the floor (Beck […]

Black History Month: Speculative Fiction by African and African Diaspora Writers

Sidebar: Want more information about speculative fiction of all kinds in the Gustavus Library collection? Check out our Guide to Speculative Fiction at Gustavus Library. Black History Month is a great time to highlight the long history of authors of Africa and the African Diaspora who used science fiction, fantasy, and myth to imagine alternative […]

Event: Reading Brings Us Together

Reading Brings Us Together…in the Library! All members of the Gustavus community are invited to visit the Gustavus Library this March to participate in a month-long community reading program that will culminate in a cozy “reading party” (with pizza!) the evening of Sunday, March 26th. Partake in weekly challenges to gain points toward prizes! The […]

What’s Your Favorite Children’s Book?

Join the Library in celebrating Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week the first week of February! There are many ways to celebrate: Visit the book display: Visit the Children’s Authors and Illustrators display near the library entrance – maybe you’ll see some of your favorites! Participate in our FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK POLL: Share the title of […]

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 […]