WRT 150: About the libraries

Library Basics

About the libraries

Call numbers are part of the locations. Follow these steps:

  1. Is it available?
  2. Which library is an item in?
  3. Which floor?
  4. Is there a specific collection (like Juvenile and Young Adult)?
  5. Look for the specific item in order alphabetically (by letters) then numerically (by numbers).
  • Available Mary Idema Pew - 4th Floor TL410 .G78 2016   Request
    • Go to the 4th floor, look for the books on the other side of the library from the computers, then look for the T's, then TL, then TL 410, then TL 410 .G, then TL 410 .G78, and then 2016
    • Take the book/s to the 1st floor
  • Or, you can click the Request button, then pick it up in the Library lobby in a day or 2 when it's ready.
  • Once you have the book/s, go to the Self Check-out machine on the 1st floor, put your GVSU ID under the scanner, then put the book on the black mat. Then you can take it with you!

Each library’s collection supports the programs offered on the campus in which it is located.

Steelcase Library--located in building A of the Pew Campus DeVos Center downtown, this library has books and other materials pertaining to business, criminal justice, education, engineering, hospitality and tourism, legal studies, public and nonprofit administration, social work, and houses the Johnson Collection for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.  The Curriculum Materials Library is designed for students and faculty in the College of Education and in other departments offering content-area courses of education.

Frey Foundation Learning Commons--in the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health (DCIH) building in Grand Rapids, you'll find materials for clinical laboratory science, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, public health, radiology, and recreational therapy. 

Mary Idema Pew Library--in Allendale; pretty much everything else.

All three of these libraries provide computers, printers, and photocopiers.

Seidman House, which houses special collections and university archives, is one of the quietest places on the Allendale campus and ideal for study. It is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Regardless of subject area, online resources such as databases and electronic books can be accessed anywhere, anytime via the internet with your GVSU user ID and password.

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