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Answered By: Matthew Reidsma
Last Updated: Apr 26, 2018     Views: 1487

Where and how to check out materials

You can check out materials by visiting any library service desk. Additionally, the Mary Idema Pew Library has self checkout kiosks available near the entrances in case you would like to check out on your own. 

Forgot your ID? We can still check a book out to you from one of the library service desks. 

How long you can check something out

How long you can check something out from GVSU libraries depends on many factors: how you relate to the university, what sort of item you are looking to check out, and where the item is from.  You can check out our policies page in order to get a better sense of how long you can check any specific type of item.

How many items you can check out

GVSU students, faculty, and staff have an unlimited number of checkouts of GVSU-owned materials.

Alumni and retirees have a checkout limit of 10 items.

Visitors borrowing through their local MeL-participating libraries have a limit of 10 items. 

Need to borrow something GVSU doesn't own?

You can borrow items from other Michigan Libraries (through MeL) or even other libraries around the world (through Document Delivery), and have them delivered right to your favorite GVSU library location.