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The Zondervan Library

Hours

Mon-Thurs 8:00-10:00
Friday 8:00-4:30
Saturday 10:00-5:00

Hours may be subject to change. Holiday hours are posted on our Google Business page.

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Our Mission

To help you achieve your academic objectives by providing quality and scholarly resources to support your curricular and research needs.  We support our students and faculty by providing professional, one-on-one conversations about your research and assignments.

Kuyper ONESEARCH

Kuyper OneSearch pulls together a wide range of library tools from many different sources so they can all be searched in one place. Use OneSearch to find: print books, eBooks, peer-reviewed research articles, academic videos, magazines, and much more!

Access

Kuyper students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public are welcome to use the resources and services of the Zondervan Library. Our staff helps you by seeking to understand your course requirements, evaluating available information, and responding quickly to your requests.

Kuyper OneSearch

Library Resources and Services

The Zondervan Library provides extensive and comprehensive academic print and online resources and services to students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as the general public. The Library also provides resources on a national scale through interlibrary loan programs with institutions across the United States.

Catalog

The Cornerstone University Library Network (CULN)—Cornerstone University’s Miller Library, the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary’s library, and the Kuyper College Zondervan Library utilize a shared online catalog in order to provide expanded resources and “borrowing power.” Each library maintains its own collections and identity in order to support the curriculum of each respective institution. The same borrowing and lending policies apply to each library.

Kuyper OneSearch

Beyond the Library homepage, Kuyper OneSearch can be accessed at the “Library Resources” tab in Sakai, the Kuyper College course management system. Kuyper OneSearch pulls together Library tools so they can be searched in one place. Use Kuyper OneSearch to find: print books, eBooks, peer-reviewed research articles, academic videos, news articles, and much more!

Online Library

Many online resources may be accessed through Kuyper OneSearch. Additional resources are available through Sakai, the Kuyper College course management system. These library resources are located in each course in Sakai as well as in the Student Portal and Staff/Faculty Portal. These include research guides, interlibrary loan, video tutorials, MeL Cat instructions, copyright/plagiarism, fair use policies, and more.

On-Site Library Resources

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 Library collection.

There are a variety of study spaces throughout the Library, including individual and group workspaces. Natural light and soft seating make the Library an inviting space for praying, working, and gathering. Computers and a copy/print station are available.

 

Why is the library called the Zondervan Library?

The Library is named in honor of P. J. Zondervan, the founder of Zondervan Publishing House in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his wife, Mary. Zondervan was an active member of the founding board of trustees for the College. Since 1991, the Library has housed one of the two repository collections for Zondervan Publishing, holding in its collection a copy of every book and Bible published or yet to be published by Zondervan.

What is the Cornerstone University Library Network?

The Kuyper College Zondervan Library shares our circulation policies with the Cornerstone University Library Network (CULN). View these policies here.

Library Staff

Michelle Norquist
Director of Library Services
B.S.W. Calvin College, 1991
M.L.I.S. Wayne State University, 1997
(616) 988-3660
mnorquist@kuyper.edu

Libby Huizenga
Library Services Specialist
B.A. Calvin College, 2014
M.Div. Western Theological Seminary, 2019
(616) 988-3777
lhuizenga@kuyper.edu

Majors & Programs

You will graduate with professional and biblical skills to think critically, communicate effectively as a Christ-centered leader.

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You will graduate with both an academic and a work transcript detailing your work experience for future employers.

Welcome

We invite you to explore Kuyper College to see if it could be where God wants to mold and shape you.

Plan A Visit

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Financial Aid

Tuition for first-year students will remain the same for four years and transfer students up to four years.

Scholarships

Kuyper College, community foundations, Federal and State Programs award thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants.

Residence Life

You will find comfortable and spacious suites at Schaal and Timmer Halls and Holts Apartments.

Spiritual Development

The Kuyper community will help you grow spiritually as you seek God’s direction for your life.