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In accordance with the executive order of Governor Whitmer, all University Libraries buildings are closed until further notice. We continue to provide support online for GVSU students, faculty, and staff through our online services.


Q. Guest library use

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Answered By: Matthew Reidsma
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2019     Views: 961

As a visitor, you are free to enjoy library spaces and browse the libraries' collections. Additionally, you can use the Guest WiFi network.

If you would like to check something out from GVSU libraries, first check that your home library is a participating MeL library.  If it is, we are happy to check out materials using your home library card. You can check out up to ten materials through your local, municipal library card.

If your library does not participate in MeL, contact them to see if they can acquire the material for you through another method.

Temporarily affiliated guest users who actively engaged with a GVSU faculty or staff member on a project can be granted additional access to library resources. This includes, but is not limited to, visiting researchers, guest instructors, and short term consultants. The sponsoring GVSU faculty or staff member must fill out a Library Guest Access Form (GVSU login is required).

Guest users' use of electronic resources is governed by our Electronic Resources Licensing and authorized users policy and the respective vendor license agreements.

Library access for guest users is limited during the exam periods. During this time, computers, WiFi, and space are in high demand by studying students, and it is our first priority to accommodate their needs during the exam cram schedule. If you are worried it may be exam time, simply check the academic calendar or give us a call at 616-331-3500 to be safe.