Using The Library

Learn about Gellert Library resources and services and gain basic research skills.

Welcome to The Gellert Library at NDNU! 

This guide will introduce you to our library and provide useful resources to help you succeed academically at NDNU.

The Gellert Library collection consists of books, periodicals (journals), sound recordings, videos, a number of current newspapers and an extensive reference book collection.

With so many resources to choose from, library research can seem like a daunting task. Luckily, DISCOVERY on the library homepage is an easy and fast starting point to access our resources. DISCOVERY mimics regular web searches but delivers content that the library provides. Even inexperienced researchers can quickly and easily access library resources.

You can also use Librarian-created Subject Guides, which can point you to library books and databases relevant to your subject.


Library Services

Circulation Services

Circulation Desk staff is here to assist with borrowing and renewing books, reserve materials, laptops, headphones, camcorders, and tripods.  

Borrowing: Current students are eligible to check out books for the length of the semester. Books can be renewed if they are not requested by another library user. For more information, see here: Access and Borrowing.

Curbside Pickup is available while the library is closed due to Covid-19.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL): You can use this service to request articles and book chapters unavailable at our library. Digital materials will be sent directly to your email. For more information see here: Interlibrary Loan (ILL).


Reference Services

Reference librarians can help you find information you need for your papers and projects and show you how to use library resources and tools. Librarians can help you via e-mail, and through scheduled phone or Zoom appointments.