Hekman Library

Basic information

  • Today's hours: 7:30am - 12am

Location

  • Hekman Library
  • 1855 Knollcrest Circle SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4402
42.92988 -85.58751
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The Hekman Library supports the curricular needs and scholarship of the Calvin community. It maintains a relevant and expansive collection of easily accessible resources and offers knowledgeable research assistance and instruction in a hospitable environment.

The library collects broadly and deeply in most traditional liberal arts disciplines. Theology, religion, American and English literature, and philosophy are the library's strongest collections. Within theology, the library collects exhaustively in Reformed theology and Calvinism.

Collection statistics as of June 30, 2016
  Book Titles (Print)*
516,892
Excludes bound journal volumes.
Book Titles (Electronic)*
371,036
 
Bound Journal Volumes
116,768
 
Journal Titles (Print)*
5,892
 
Journal Titles (Electronic)*
32,839
Includes journals accessible through research databases.
Physical Media Titles*
103,941
Includes microforms, audiovisual, maps.
Paid Databases
137
 
Locally Created Databases
5
 
TOTAL COLLECTION
1,030,600
All items marked with an asterisk (*)
Special Collections    
Cayvan Recorded Media
14,836
Provides audio visual media for all academic departments, the Calvin community and guests.
Children's Literature
7,686
Includes many Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz winners.
Curriculum Collection
10,168
Supports the Education Department's curriculum.
Government Documents
187,653
All formats
Heritage Hall (Archives)
3,274
 
Meeter Center for Calvin Studies
7,099
 
Ministry Resource Center
7,567
 
Rare Books & Journals
10,133
 
         
Services
  Research Inquiries
4,652
 All one-on-one research encounters
Classes Taught
151
 
Liaison Events
316
Significant contacts with instructors and students, excluding "classes taught" and "research inquiries"
Interlibrary Loan Sent
9,323
Includes MeLCat
Interlibrary Loan Received
7,264
Includes MeLCat
Circulation
46,483
Excludes renewals and reserves
         
Staff
  Librarians
8.36
FTE
Support Staff
10.68
FTE
Students (FTE)
9.07
Assuming 1 FTE equals approx. 2000 hours
Other
  Study Spaces
824
Includes tables, carrels, study rooms
Public Computers
117
Includes public computers in the CIT lab, but excludes classrooms
Square Footage
125,000
Includes all five floors
Open Hours
89.5
Typical week
Gate Counts
21,820
Typical week

Hours

Monday7:30am - 12am
Tuesday7:30am - 12am
Wednesday7:30am - 12am
Thursday7:30am - 12am
Friday7:30am - 8pm
Saturday9am - 8pm
SundayCLOSED
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