• Zondervan Library FAQs

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    Why is the Library called the Zondervan Library?
    The library is named in honor of P.J. and Mary Zondervan. P.J. Zondervan, the founder of Zondervan Publishing House in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was an active member of the founding board of trustees for the College. Since 1991, the Library has also housed one of the two repository collections for Zondervan Publishing, which means the Library receives one copy of every book and Bible published by Zondervan.
    What resources are found in the Library?
     Books, computers, databases and software, helpful staff, newspapers, a photocopier, places to study and relax, journals and popular magazines.
    Can I borrow materials using a library card from another school or the Kent District Library System?
    No, but you can use your MichiCard or obtain one if you are a Michigan resident. Non-Michigan residents may purchase a Zondervan Library card for $5 that gives borrowing priviliges.
    Can I use my MichiCard library card to borrow materials?
    You may check out books for three weeks. Back issues of magazines, pamphlets, and audio-visual materials may be taken out for one week. If you need an item that is checked out to someone else, ask at the circulation desk. There are overdue fines of 25 cents per day for materials.
    Is there someplace quiet in the Library where I can study or read?
    The second floor of the Library is an informally designated quiet area.
    What Library resources are available on the Web?
    The public will find the Zondervan Library Catalog (InfoCentre), periodical holdings information, and general contact information. Additional information and electronic access is available to students, faculty, and staff via the Kuyper College portal.
    Where are the various resources located in the Library?
    The entrance to the Library is on the second floor of the classroom/administration building. Here you will find the Check-Out/Information area, current periodicals and newspapers, reference materials, and the collection through the Library of Congress classification BV. You’ll also find computers, small-group study rooms, a photocopier, library classroom/music lab, the Curriculum Center and a public telephone as well. On the upper level, you will find quiet study areas, back issues of periodicals and the collection from the Library of Congress classification BX-Z.
    Will someone explain to me how to use Library resources?
    A professional librarian is be available to assist you with research and finding materials using the print and electronic resources. Assistance is also available via e-mail (library@kuyper.edu) or telephone 616.988.3700.
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