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Ruby E. Dare Library

About the Library


Semester Library Hours

Sunday: 6:00-11:00pm *

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 11:00pm * **

Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday: Closed

* GU Keycard access only after 5 pm.
**Closed from 9:30-10:30am on Wednesdays for Chapel

Reference Chat Hours

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

Monday-Thursday: 7:00-9:00pm

Archive Hours

By Appointment Only

Email for an appointment

Library Staff:

  • General Questions and Circulation Desk, 618-664-6603,
  • Sharon Grimes, Part-Time Archivist, 618-664-6612, 

  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-hour, 1-Day, 3-Day, or 7-Day
 Magazines/Journals  1 day
 CDs  1 day
 Videos  4 weeks
 DVDs (classroom use only)   1 week
 Honors Projects/Theses  In-building use only

Reserving Library Rooms

To reserve a Group Study Room, the Library Computer Lab, or Podcast Studio 2 on the main floor of the Library, 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.

Covid Information

The Library is currently open to everyone, Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. We are currently following the Governor of Illinois' order that while indoors and in public spaces everyone, regardless of vaccine status, must wear a mask.