Circulation

Welcome to the Circulation & Reserve Department!

Hekman Library has two circulation areas to serve you.  The main Circulation desk is located on the 2nd floor and is open whenever the library is open.  The other Circulation desk operates on the 3rd floor from 8 am to 5 pm during the academic year only.  

The circulation desk is where all items are checked out and where general inquiries can be answered.  (For research questions, see the staff at the Research Assistance Desk.)


Reserves:  Students may pick up reserves at the Main (2nd floor) Circulation Desk. Instructions for putting material on reserve.

Contact the Circulation Department
  • 2nd floor Desk: 616-526-7197
  • 3rd floor Desk: 616-526-6833

Responsibilities

  • Circulation and Reserves
  • Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing
  • Stack Management

More About Carla

As Head of Access Services, Carla is a key member of the library's management team, overseeing use of our physical collections and interlibrary shared resources. She and her team are committed to excellence, and are dedicated to collegiality, collaboration, and a tradition of personal service.

Check out - General Information


Borrowing Privileges

Materials may be checked out with a valid Calvin College picture ID card, or a Guest User card.

 

Undergraduates/ Employee Spouses

Graduate & Seminary Students

PhD Students

Faculty & Staff

Alumni & Guests

Denominational Loan

Loan Period

2 weeks

6 weeks

6 months

6 months

2 weeks

6 weeks

Renewals

unlimited

unlimited

1

2

unlimited

1

Overdue Notices

2

2

2

2

2

2

# of Books

50

75

100

100

10

5

# of Media Items

5

5

5

5

5
(3/high school students)

5


Loan periods for specific collections

 

Undergraduates/ Employee Spouses

Graduate & Seminary Students

PhD Students

Faculty & Staff

Alumni & Guests

Denominational Loan

Course Reserves

Checkout period varies:
2 hours, 3 days, or 7 days

Place items on reserve

Not available for checkout

Not available for checkout

Recreational Reading

2 weeks

Not available for checkout

Cayvan

7 days with 2 renewals

Not available for checkout

Children's Literature

2 weeks for all patrons

Reference Books

1 week with no renewals

Curriculum Collection

2 week checkout for most materials
7 day checkout for videos

Ministry Resource Center

2 week checkout for most materials
7 day checkout for videos

Rare Books

Used in Heritage Hall only


My Account

To access your library account, go to the Hekman Library Catalog main page, and click the My Account link.  For Calvin students, faculty, and staff, use your Calvin username and password to log in. See alternative log-in instructions for guests, alumni, and Calvin Seminary students and faculty.  You can then view what items you have checked out and see the status of your account.  Your account also lists holds, fines, overdue items, and allows you to Quick Renew items online.