Guide to Using Hekman Library Online

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Guest User Card

Guests who wish to check out materials from Hekman Library may purchase a Guest User card for $20, good for six months. High school students may check out books for no charge, but they must apply for a Guest User Card. Cards are available at the main (2nd floor) Circulation Desk.

Users who are exempt from the guest card fee include: Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary faculty, emeriti, staff, Calvin and high school students, CALL members, and alumni.  Spouses and dependent children of Calvin faculty and staff can also be exempt from the fee at the request of the employed faculty or staff member.

More information on borrowing privileges, loan periods for specific library collections, and fines.  Please note: 

  • The Guest User card does not include remote access to the library's Research Databases, but guests are welcome to use these resources in person at our public computers.
  • Guests may access their library account online, using their card's barcode number as username and password.
  • If a card is missing or lost a new card must be purchased.

Contact Carla Moyer Hotz, Circulation Coordinator, with questions or for more information.