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Ruby E. Dare Library

About the Library


Fall and Spring Semester Library Hours

Sunday: 6:00 am -10:00 pm

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm**

Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday: CLOSED

.**Closed from 9:30-10:30am on Wednesdays for Chapel


Interterm Library Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED


Summer Semester Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

* CLOSED Independence Day, July 4


Archive Hours

By Appointment Only

Email for an appointment

Library Staff:

  • General Questions and Circulation Desk
    • Phone = 618-664-6603
    • Email =
  • Senior Library Specialist
    • Michelle Thole
      • Phone = 618-664-6599
      • Email =
  • Part-Time Archivist
    • Sharon Grimes
      • Phone = 618-664-6612
      • Email = 

  301 N. Elm Street
  Greenville, IL  62246
 (one block north of College Ave.)


Check-out Periods for all physical items


    Student, Staff, Employee Spouse      4 weeks, 3 renewals
    Faculty, Administrator  12 weeks for GU books (3 renewals)
 4 weeks for I-Share books (3 renewals) 
    Guests  4 weeks (GU books only, 3 renewals) 
 Reserves  2-hours - within the library building only
 Magazines/Journals  1 day
 Videos/DVDs  1 week
 Honors Projects/Theses In-building use only

Reserving Library Rooms

To reserve a Group Study Room or the Library Computer Lab, go to RoomWizard and follow the on-screen instructions. (From off-campus, you should email to make a reservation.)

  1. Click on RoomWizard to go to the online scheduler (only works on campus).
  2. Choose the date for the reservation on the calendar. You may need to change the month or year.
  3. Click on the start time for the room you want.
  4. Complete the form. (We reserve the right to cancel reservations that do not include the host's first and last name and email address.)
  5. "Save" the reservation. When the reservation is complete, it should display in red on the calendar.

Please note that reservations cancel automatically fifteen minutes after the reservation start time if you do not touch the "Start" button on the RoomWizard screen next to the study room.