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Library Services & Programs

At the library, we like to think of ourselves as a trusted partner on your journey of self-discovery and learning. We offer a range of services, but they all share a common goal: to help you find what you need.

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Library and Information Literacy Education

Hope librarians teach an array of library and information literacy instruction sessions in both gen ed and discipline-specific classes. For more information, contact Todd Wiebe (wiebe@hope.edu).

Learn more about library and information literacy education at Hope 

Our librarians have also created interactive asynchronous tutorials designed to teach students a variety of information literacy skills.

Browse our online tutorials 

Circulation & Borrowing

Van Wylen Library loans materials to the Hope College community and the general public. The Circulation Desk is located on the first floor of the library and is open during all hours of library operation. For assistance, visit us in person, call 395-7905 or send an email to circ@hope.edu.

Borrow from Other Libraries (ILL)

With Interlibrary Loan (ILL), you can borrow items not owned by Van Wylen Library. Before requesting anything through ILL, make sure to check our library catalog and MeLCat. MeLCat is a statewide lending service that typically sends items faster than traditional ILL does.

Digital Liberal Arts Support

Digital Liberal Arts methodologies and projects are incorporated into scholarship and are often assigned as course projects. For assistance with these projects, please reach out to the Digital Liberal Arts Librarian or check out the Digital Media Lab for assistance with technology during open hours.

Learn more about the Digital Liberal Arts 

Digital Media Lab

Van Wylen Library's Digital Media Lab (DML), located on the 2nd floor, is staffed by student tutors and is open to all Hope College faculty, staff, and students.

Specific lab capabilities include self-serve audio/video editing, image manipulation, graphic design, sound editing, and basic productivity (e.g., MS Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro). Data/visual analytics software is also available. DML offers support for program certification and assists with software training development. The lab provides a space for color and large format printing, lamination, binding, book scanners, Ellison Die Cuts, media creation, and editing. We also offer a small supply of items for sale.

Visit the Digital Media Lab 

Citation & Plagiarism Resources

Need help with citations? The library has you covered!

Citations and Style Formatting

Organizing and Keeping Track of Your Sources

  • Zotero: A citation management tool that can help with creating citations and storing sources as well as organizing your research through a tagging system, relationship building, note taking, among other features. Find out more here.
  • EndNote Web: A cloud-based bibliographic management and source documentation system to help you collect, organize, and use citations (account required using 1Hope email address)

Plagiarism Information

Equipment Lending

We have MacBooks, Chromebooks, iPads, video cameras, adapters and other equipment for you to borrow. Ask at the 1st Floor Circulation desk.

Available equipment 

Printing at the Library

Black-and-white printers are located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the library. Printing is free from the library's public computers, but there are limits of 100 pages per print job and 25 copies per print job.

To print using your own computer, follow these instructions.

For color printing, two walk-up print stations are available at the Digital Media Lab on the 2nd floor. A maximum of 50 color copies may be printed and there is a charge for printing. We accept cash, credit or department charge only.

For larger quantities of color printing or poster printing needs, please submit a print order with Campus Print and Mail Services.

Wireless Access (Wi-Fi)

The library offers free Wi-Fi access to Hope College students, faculty and staff. For assistance setting up your wireless consult with Library Digital Media Lab staff or CIT.

Wi-Fi network name and password