Aquinas College, an inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic and Dominican tradition, provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizes career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good.
Aquinas students receive a four year liberal arts education with over 100 majors and minors, which prepares them for employment, lifelong learning, and critical thinking. Students make real the vision of the college: Aquinas College is an exceptional Catholic liberal arts college that prepares individuals for careers of leadership and service in developing a sustainable and just global community.
Your college experience isn’t just about what you learn in a classroom. At Aquinas College, we believe it’s just as important to learn on-campus, in the community and around the world. From one of our many registered student organizations, to Campus Life events, to the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, there’s something for everyone at AQ.
Aquinas College is proud to offer a hands-on approach to learning that extends far outside the classroom. From the Library, to the Writing Center, to Counseling, Health & Wellness, our staff are here to help.
Items not owned by the Grace Hauenstein Library may be borrowed from other libraries across the United States. The ILL process can take up to one week for articles and up to two weeks for books or audio-visual materials.
Article and chapter requests are usually filled electronically and will be delivered via email. Books and AV material will be delivered physically to the Library. When items arrive, notifications will be sent via email, and items will be held at the circulation desk for two weeks.
ILL loan periods are set by the lending library so due dates will vary. ILL items may be renewed with approval from the lending library. The borrower is responsible for lost or damaged materials.
Questions and renewals requests can be directed to the ILL Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-632-2128.
The ILL staff makes every effort to fulfill material requests but not every requested item is available. Hard-to-get items include: rare books and archival material, some audio-visual materials, entire issues or volumes of periodicals, genealogical manuscripts, reference books, and some dissertations/theses. *We are not able to borrow required textbooks for courses.