The Grinnell College Libraries are the gateway to the changing world of texts, images, and sound. Burling Library is open more than 100 hours each week with extended hours later in the semester. Kistle Science Library in the Noyce Science Center is open approximately 80 hours per week. The Libraries’ collections of over 525,000 volumes, 32,000 audio and video tapes and discs, 20,000 journal titles (paper, microform, and electronic), 250 databases are selected to support the curriculum of the college and the basic research needs of the faculty. Electronic journals and databases are available on-campus and remotely. Interlibrary
services make the book and journal holdings of libraries across the world
available to Grinnell students.
The library staff is a dedicated, enthusiastic team focused on providing students with the information and services they need to pursue their college education. Librarians are knowledgeable about information resources and research techniques, and are eager to work with students to locate the best materials for their research. Librarians offer a variety of opportunities for consultation: the reference desk is staffed more than 40 hours each week; individualized “library lab” appointments offer the opportunity to receive uninterrupted, in-depth assistance from a reference librarian; and Library Research Techniques, a two-credit course, helps students to research more effectively in college and afterwards.
For a complete list of services, consult the Libraries’ web page at <http://www.lib.grinnell.edu>.