Library Services


Ask a Librarian

Ask-a-Librarian provides GU students, faculty, and staff with virtual reference services via email whenever the Library is open and a librarian is present. When the Library is closed email is available and will be answered when the Library opens.

Email a Librarian: Ask a Librarian

Book Search

If you can't locate an item on the shelf and would like Library staff to search for the material please ask and we would be glad to help.

Borrowing Materials

Members of the GU community are granted borrowing privileges.

More information: Borrowing Materials

Document Delivery

Small amounts (within "fair use" guidelines) of print materials may be scanned and emailed to students or faculty. In addition, it may be possible to obtain full-text journal articles, not available in GU Library databases, through interlibrary loan and deliver those documents to students or faculty electronically.

Document Request Form

Express Delivery Service

At the request of in-house faculty and staff, physical items can be delivered to your office or work station. Journal articles will be delivered by email. Physical materials can be picked up from your area upon request.

Materials Request Form    

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service where resident faculty or staff of Global University may obtain books or photocopies of articles from other institutions.  

ILL Request Form

Library Instruction

The University Librarian is available to meet with study groups via Skype for instruction in the effective use of information resources. Customized library sessions may be requested to introduce students to research tools and the research process, including how to use databases, as well as the Internet, for research.

Instruction Request Form

Printing, Copying, and Scanning

A photocopier and printer is available in the library to copy small amounts of print materials. Scanning is also available. Ask a library staff person about this option. There is no charge for copying or scanning.

Remote Access

Remote access to our subscription resources requires logging in to a proxy server. Logging in allows databases to recognize you as a member of the GU community and to download and browse articles as needed.

More Information: Remote Access

Research Assistance

Research help includes face to face and online. Search the Course Research Guides for individual courses, or contact a librarian by live chat or email during the Library's regular business hours.

Study Spaces

Individual study spaces are available to members of the university community. Tables for small groups (5-6) are also available.

Theses and Dissertations at Global University

The production, access and long-term preservation of theses and dissertations at Global University is a joint effort of the Graduate School of Theology and the University Library. The Graduate School manages the policies and processing of these manuscripts with students. The University Library preserves and makes the manuscripts accessible through the Library.

Wireless Internet Access

 Wireless internet is available in the Library. Ask a staff person for a password.