• 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 is the Cornerstone University Library Network (CULN)?
    The Cornerstone University Library Network (CULN) consists of Cornerstone University's Miller Library, the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary's library and the Kuyper College Zondervan Library.  The three libraries utilize a shared online catalog (eaglelink.cornerstone.edu) in order to provide expanded resources and "borrowing power."  Each library maintains their own collections and identity in order to support the curriculum of their respective institution.  The same borrowing and lending policies apply for each library.
    What resources are found in the Library?
    Books, computers, databases and software, helpful staff, newspapers, a copy/print station, places to study and relax, and journals and popular magazines.
    I'm not a student or a faculty member. Can I borrow materials using a library card from another school or the Kent District Library System?
    No, but guests may register for a Zondervan Library card that gives you borrowing privileges.
    For what length of time may I check out items?
    You may check out books for three weeks. Back issues of magazines, pamphlets, and audio-visual materials may be taken out for seven days.  If you need an item that is checked out to someone else you may place a hold through the online catalog.
    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, periodical holdings information, and general contact information. Database access and additional resources are available to students, faculty, and staff using their college login and password.  
    Can I use other college's databases or e-books?
    No, due to licensing restrictions, Cornerstone, Puritan and Kuyper libraries can not share access to electronic resources.
    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 copy/print station, library classroom/music lab and the Writing Center.  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 or telephone 616.988.3700.
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