Guide to Using Hekman Library Online

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The Hekman Library is more than books. This website is your gateway to millions of high quality and scholarly electronic sources located on the web. Google is great, but our research tools are even better! BTW, we also have more than 600,000 books.  

The Hekman Library is more than materials; it's also peopleResearch specialists will help you find the sources you need to complete research assignments and they'll save you lots of time and frustration. The entire staff is dedicated to making your experience in the library satisfying. Let us know if this doesn't happen.   

Confused about where to start? Try a subject guide. These guides list the essential research tools for every discipline taught at Calvin. 

Looking for a quiet place to study or work in a group?  Check out our Group Study Areas (scroll down to find maps to these areas).    

Get involved in making the library better:

  • Give us feedback about how we can improve your library experience.
  • Work through Student Senate to create new study spaces in the library or to suggest other improvements.
  • Suggest the purchase of a new book by filling out our online form.
  • Apply for a job in the library.