Green Mountain College's Griswold Library plays an important role in the academic life of the College. Whether you are conducting research for a term paper, developing an independent study project, or keeping informed on current events, the library provides you with essential resources and services. The Library's skilled staff is available to assist students and faculty with their informational, research, and computing needs.
The library collection consists of approximately 76,000 books, 46,000 electronic books, 280 current periodical title subscriptions, and an expanding collection of documentary and popular DVDs. The library subscribes to 32+ electronic research databases that provide full text electronic access to over 27,500 journals, newspapers, trade publications and government documents. The Library also has a vast collection of publications in microreproduction format. The Library houses a reserve collection of required readings for many courses, along with comfortable study spaces, private study rooms, classrooms, audio-visual equipment, computer labs, and reference and research services. Through participation in inter-library loan programs students may borrow books and articles located in libraries from throughout the United States.
The Library is a collective and vital resource shared with hundreds of people. Information resources available in the library are not only expensive, but often are irreplaceable. Thus, students should conduct themselves in such a manner as to ensure that the library, its collections, and furnishings, will be available to others. Abuse of the library building, its collections, or furnishings will result in disciplinary action and assessment of charges for damages. Fees for lost or damaged materials are determined by the library's administration. Specific policies are posted on the library’s homepage.
Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. - 12 midnight
Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 12 midnight
Library hours may change. For instance, additional opening hours are scheduled during the three weeks leading up to and during final examinations. Hours are reduced during all College vacation periods. Library hours are advertised well in advance of any changes in schedule.