The Grand View University Library provides unique services to faculty and teaching staff in support of curricular and research needs. The Subject Liaisons are also available as needed.
We welcome your requests. If you have any questions or would like services or resources not evident from the library website, please don't hesitate to contact us.
In addition to the special services for faculty that are listed below, the following information applies to students and faculty alike:
The library staff provide first year student orientations or instruction in research techniques for specific areas. Each session is designed for that specific class level and subject area.
Subject bibliographies for your personal or research needs will be compiled by a member of our reference department upon request. Please feel free to telephone them at (515) 263-2949 or email them at library @ grandview.edu. Faculty may also submit these bibliographies to the library staff and they will photocopy materials the library owns and obtain the rest through Interlibrary Loan free of charge. All requests, except book, will be sent through campus mail or email dependent upon its original format.
Faculty may initiate an interlibrary loan (ILL) in a number of ways. Many of our electronic databases have an internal ILL function. In addition, an electronic bibliography can be compiled in one of our databases and then the email function may be used send it to the library at library @ grandview.edu.
Materials to be placed on reserve can be sent to the library through campus mail. To do so, please print off, and include the attached document labeled Reserve Materials Work Order. For any questions, contact Sheri Roberts at 515-263-2877.
Faculty may request that books, serials, or AV materials be purchased for the library's permanent collection. To place such a request, please contact Pam Rees, director, at (515) 263-6098.
Faculty members are able and encouraged to have the current issue of any of the library's print subscriptions sent to them for viewing on a regular basis. Please contact Brad Gilbert at (515) 263-2936 to explore this service. It is also possible to have the current table of contents of many of the library's electronic journals sent via email.