Distance and Off-Campus Learning Services
The University Libraries knows that distance education students have different needs than on-campus students. All library services at GVSU are available to the distance education community, and we work hard to meet the needs of all distance learners.
The library has a rich collection of online information resources to support your research, including thousands of e-journals and hundreds of article databases. You can access any of these information resources by logging in with your GVSU username and password.
You can request home delivery of books and Web delivery of articles
Need books and journal articles but can’t find them online? You can have any book at the University Libraries sent to your home address. Just request the book in the catalog and select "Off-campus pickup" as your pickup location. You can mail them back to us, or to avoid postage, drop them off at one of the following locations:
- Holland: at the GVSU Meijer Campus
- Muskegon: at the GVSU Muskegon office at MCC’s James L. Stevenson Center for Higher Education
- Sault Ste. Marie: at the Lake Superior State Library Circulation Desk
- Traverse City: at the GVSU Traverse City office in the University Center
If we don’t have a book or article you need, we will borrow it from another library. The whole world of library collections is available to you. Just fill out a Document Delivery request.
E-Reserves lets your instructor share class readings and media with you online.
Librarians want to help you!
Finding and using information can be challenging sometimes, and all library users have questions about making the most of online search tools, or finding the right book or article for an assignment. Librarians are here to help you, via phone (toll-free), SMS, chat, and email.
We know that some subjects are taught off-campus more than others. We’ve assigned specific librarians to each subject area that is taught at GVSU, and they can help you with any research problems you are having. Here are the librarians you are most likely to contact:
- Rita Kohrman Education 616-331-2622
- Linda Masselink Business 616-331-7337
- Ashley Rosener Social Work 616-331-5937
- Bob Schoofs Liberal Studies & History 616-331-2636
- Hazel McClure Writing 616-331-3077
Don’t see your subject listed? Check out all of our subject librarians or contact us:
Page last modified August 15, 2012