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Griswold Library At-a-Glance: Resources

Griswold Library At-a-Glance

Collection Size

Approximately 70,000 books and 2,200 DVDs are available for members of the Green Mountain College community to use for research and for reading pleasure.  In addition, the Library provides access to 144,000+ electronic books.

Research Databases & Periodicals

37+ databases provide electronic access to current and historical journals, newspapers, and magazine titles, including complete e-access to the New York Times.  

Through these databases we provide access to over 100,000 full-text journal, newspaper, and professional publication titles.


Griswold Library is open 95 hours per week.  This includes Sundays and weeknights until midnight.  Leading into and during final exams Library hours are extended and the Library is open 108 hours per week.

Research Assistance

Library staff members are eager to help students with their research needs. Assistance is available in-person, by instant messaging, through e-mail, and by telephone.  Of note, Griswold Library staffs the reference desk with professional staff 5 evenings a week until the midnight closing hour, as well as on Fridays and Saturdays.

Interlibrary Loan

Books, videos, and journal articles not owned by Griswold Library may be obtained through interlibrary loan service at no cost to students.
A wide variety of equipment, such as camcorders and LCD projectors, may be reserved for short-term use.

Computer Access

There are four computer labs in Griswold Library, including two computer labs on the 2nd floor, a Mac Lab on the ground level, and a 24-hour lab in the lobby.  In total, 94 computers are available for student use.  Wireless service is available throughout the Library and numerous laptop plug-in and datajack stations are an added available benefit.  In August 2016, the Mac Lab was outfitted with all new computers.   

Other Departments

The Jose M. Calhoun Learning Center is located on the 3rd floor, the Math Center is located on the 2nd floor, and Computing & Technology Services is located on the ground level of the Library.

Special Collections

Griswold Library’s collection includes the 2,150 item Welsh Heritage Collection, a Rare Books Room, and the College Archives.


Hot water and a selection of teas are always available for your enjoyment, but please bring your own mug.