Does your office or department have an information need? Is there a question your office is studying and you need to compile resources? Is there a program or service you want to offer students and you think the Library would be a good partner? We offer many services to offices and departments and are always open to collaborations.
Please contact us to talk more about your ideas and needs. We'd love to brainstorm and forge stronger relationships across campus. Here are some examples of what we've done:
We collaborate with faculty already, but we want to strengthen those relationships, too. Here are some faculty resources:
While we sometimes think that an academic library exists only to help students with their research, the Gustavus Library offers a wide range of benefits for all members of the Gustavus community. Want to read the latest bestseller? Curious about ways your office or department can collaborate with us? Or maybe you have a research question of your own? Whatever your need, we're here to help. This guide will give you a sense of the services and resources we provide for all Gustavus employees.
When we work with students, our biggest message is this: if you have a question, ask. We extend this same invitation to you - please don't hesitate to contact any library employee with any question.
Above all, we want to hear from you! Is there anything the Library doesn't have that you'd like us to add? Are there things in the Library that you'd like to know more about? Use this form to tell us anything you'd like us to know. We can't wait to hear from you!
"Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one." -Neil Gaiman
In most areas of life, we encounter research needs. It might be as simple as needing to look up the quickest route to take to the grocery store. Or it might be a more complex research question related to your area of expertise. Maybe you are investigating how other institutions handle a particular issue related to your work. Or you're wondering about best practices related to your field. Or you're trying to discover the most current research on a particular topic. Our reference services and resources are meant to help all members of the Gustavus community, whether you are doing traditional scholarly research or not. Here are a number of ways we can help:
Did you know the Library contains a substantial fiction collection? We also buy many popular nonfiction titles. You can find recreational reading materials in a number of places:
Did you know you can also order recreational reading books from another library via Interlibrary Loan (ILL)? Our ILL page walks you through the process. *Note that books in high demand, like recent bestsellers, might be difficult to obtain. Keep your local public library in mind, too.*
Is there a book we don't have that you think we should? Use this form to suggest it!