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Reopening Plans

Summer 2021 - Library Construction

Hekman Library is closed to the public beginning Monday July 19 through August 16. This is to ensure that renovations to our air handling systems can progress to allow a full opening in the fall. 

Library staff will be available to pull materials for pickup. Please call Hekman Library at 616-526-7197 to schedule an appointment or request materials. 

Librarians will continue to offer online assistance Mon-Fri, 12-4 pm. You may reach them using the live chat service on the library homepage.

Heritage Hall and the Meeter Center will be open to faculty and staff by appointment only.

Seminary users are encouraged to contact Anne Harrison, theological librarian, with questions about accessing research materials and alternative study spaces.

Requesting and Returning Materials

Requests for materials from the library's general collection may be made using the library’s online catalog and its hold functionality.  Once you've placed the hold, you will receive an e-mail with further instructions about pick-up.

You may return materials using the library's dropboxes at any time.

If you have questions about requesting or returning materials, or other questions about your library account, please contact us on Live Chat or call us (616-526-7197) to speak with our Access Services staff.