The Governors State University Library is physically closed until further notice due to the COVID 19 pandemic,, but library faculty and staff are still available for your academic needs. You are invited to check-out books and other physical materials from the GSU Library or other I-Share libraries by placing a request through the new library catalog.  For materials that are not available through GSU Library or other I-Share Libraries, please use the updated Request a Book/Article online form. Your items will be shipped to your home address along with pre-paid postage to return them to the library

 GSU librarians and reference staff are happy to help you search the catalog and do research. Chat reference s available Monday-Thursday 10:00 pm and 7:00 pm. and Fridays 11:00am - 3:00pm. Please see the "Live Chat" icon to the right. You also may email reference at If you prefer, you may contact your liaison librarian directly (see directory here). If you choose email, you can expect a response within 48 hours. As always, our electronic resources remain accessible 24/7.

Do you have GSU or I-Share books or materials that you need to return to the GSU library? We ask that you return them using one of the library drop boxes located outside of the Library or outside at the Main Entrance to GSU (D Building). At present all fines and fees are being waived due to COVID-19. 

Questions? Please email We are working hard to better cater our services to the online environment, so please continue to look for messages from the library. 


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