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Griswold Library At-a-Glance

Collection size: Approximately 72,000 books and videos are available for members of the Green Mountain College community to use for research and pleasure. In addition, the library has access to 100,000+ electronic books.

Databases: 30+ databases provide electronic access to current and historical journals, newspapers, and magazines.

Periodicals: Access to over 33,000 electronic periodicals is available through the library's databases. Over 200 current print journals, magazines and newspapers are housed on the 1st floor of the library.

Hours: Griswold Library is open 97 hours per week including weeknights until midnight and weekend days. During the final weeks of the semester, library hours are extended and the library is open 109 hours per week.

Research assistance: Library staff members are eager to help students with research needs. Research assistance is available in-person, by instant message (IM), through e-mail to, and by telephone. Griswold Library staffs the reference desk with professional staff 5 evenings a week until our midnight closing hour.

Interlibrary loan: Books, videos, and articles not owned by Griswold Library may be obtained through interlibrary loan service.

A/V Media: Equipment such as LCD projectors, video cameras, laptops, and more may be requested for short-term use.

Teapot: Hot water and a selection of tea are always available.

Special Collections: Griswold Library features a Welsh Heritage Collection and the College Archives.

Computers: 4 computer labs are housed in Griswold library including a PC Lab, Graphics Lab, Mac Lab, and a 24 hour lab. In addition, there are electric and network plug-ins for laptop use.

Departments located in Griswold Library: The Jose M. Calhoun Learning Center is on the 3rd floor, Career Services is on the 2nd floor, and Computing and Technology Services is in the basement.

Griswold Library: The building was designed by Crandell Associates

Architects of Glens Falls, New York, and has been occupied since 1970.

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