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Ask Desk

Are you in need of writing or research assistance? The Ask light is on for you!

The Ask Desk is located on the first floor of the library in the reference room, directly below the blue neon "Ask!" sign. Staffed primarily by librarians, we offer assistance in finding resources, crafting citations, and evaluating papers. During the traditional academic calendar the desk is staffed throughout the weekday (minus lunch and dinner times) until 10 p.m.

Academic Success Center

Citation Guide

Subject Guides and Course Guides

Meet with a Librarian

Stop by the library to meet with a librarian or get in touch by email:

Request a Tutor

Request Materials / Interlibrary Loan


Print From a Library Computer

Printers Available in the Library:



  • Black and white only
  • Prints single-sided
  • Large document scanner



  • Color or black and white
  • Prints double-sided
  • Small document scanner
Printing Costs:
  • Black and white pages cost 4 cents each.
  • Color pages cost 10 cents each.

Please pay at the circulation desk!

Print From Your Device

Scan to Email

All copiers in the library are able to scan directly to an email address.

Check print balance

Computer Locations

The Good Library has over 35 computers for use, including a computer lab/classroom. These computers are both Mac and Windows enabled.

Community Computer Use

Community users are welcome to use the library computers any time the library is open. Community users will be asked to produce an ID and to sign a computer use statement in before using a computer.

Community Computer Use Guidelines

Note: During busier times of the year, community users may be asked to leave in order to free up computers for Goshen College students, faculty, and staff.

Add Resources to Class Reserves

Order Items for the Library

Find Your Liaison Librarian

Each academic area of Goshen College has a specified librarian who serves as a liaison and provides support with sources, services, and instruction. Your liaison librarian is available to:
  • report at faculty meetings
  • order new materials
  • provide library instruction to your courses
  • assist with literature reviews
The librarians' primary goal is to support the curriculum, and they look forward to working with you!

Select your subject to find your liaison librarian:

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Request Instructional Session

Completing quality, college-level research is hard work, especially in the age of information overload and false sources. Librarians are eager to visit or host your class to provide instructional sessions on a wide range of library and information related topics. Sessions have been taught on:
  • finding specific materials
  • evaluating sources
  • crafting citations and using reference management software like Zotero
  • understanding and voiding plagiarism
  • setting up e-portolios on Mahara

To request an instructional session, you may:

Request Materials / Interlibrary Loan

Reserve the Computer Lab

Borrowing Policies

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Swank Digital Films

Academic Symposium

A-Z List of Databases

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Ebook How-To Page

Mennonite Historical Library

Aschliman Peace Arts Collection

The Aschliman Peace Arts Collection (APAC) has books, visual artwork, plays and theater materials/props, curriculum and music appropriate for children between the ages of 4 and 14. The collection is focused on promoting peace and looking at peace from different artistic viewpoints.

The materials in the Aschliman Peace Arts Collection are available to student teachers and those at the college working with children, but it is also available to the public. To learn more about Kathryn Aschliman and APAC, please click here.

Royer Reading Room

The Royer Room is a children's collection located in the basement of the library. While the primary purpose of this collection is to support the Education Department's curriculum, this collection is also open to faculty, staff, and students.

Popular Reading

The Goshen College library maintains a collection of “popular reading” materials in the Reading Room. This collection of books includes award winning novels, graphic novels, best sellers, science fiction, mystery, fantasy, poetry, and other popular genres.

Board Games

The library maintains a collection of around 100 board games. These games range from pen and paper RPGs to family games, Euro games, and everything in between!

Checkouts & Lending

Community Use of Computers

Eligibility for Community Cards

Interlibrary Loan

Collection Development and Library Allocations