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Ruby E. Dare Library

About the Library

Because of Covid-19 the Library is only open to the GU Community (students and employees). Thank-you for understanding.

Summer Library Hours

Sunday: Closed

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

Saturday: Closed


Reference Chat Hours

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

Library Staff:

  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

Group Study Rooms

To reserve a Group Study Room 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. Choose the date for the reservation on the calendar. You may need to change the month or year.
  2. Click on the start time for the room you want.
  3. Complete the form. (We reserve the right to cancel reservations that do not include the host's first and last name and email address.)
  4. "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.