1. MISSION STATEMENT
GMU Library has been established since 1995 to support faculty, students and staff members for their academic and spiritual growth by providing necessary information through general and theological resources.
The library is also assisting for a life-long education to local community ministry pastors and missionaries all over the world.
2. LIBRARY COLLECTION
There are over 25,000 volumes including general and theological reference books, audio-visual materials, videos and periodicals.
The library is designed for maximum efficiency to serve bibliographic and research needs for the literature of theology, missions, biblical languages, Christian education, church history, leadership, anthropology, psychology and practical ministry.
Volumes are constantly being added and updated to the valuable collection. If there is a need for further research, students have access to the BIOLA University library.
3. CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
The library materials are classified according to the U.S. Library of Congress Classification Schedule.
Resources can be found by the author, title and subject through the library web site. The web site address is : www.gm.edu
The library is spread out on three different floors.
The third floor has general collection shelves and a reading room.
The second floor has reference and reserved collections, periodicals and newspapers, computers, a copy machine and a circulation desk.
The work station is located downstairs which also has a reading room and a copy machine.
5. HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Friday ; 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays ; Closed
In order to check out books students have to present a library card.
All circulated information will be recorded in the computer along with due dates.
Those who are not registered students at GMU, an annual fee of $25 will be charged to make a library card.
i) General collection : Students – 10 books for 2 weeks.
Faculty – 15 books for 4 weeks.
Others – 5 books for 2 weeks.
ii) Reserved Items : As needed for one day only.
iii) Reference books, periodicals & newspapers : library use only.
2. RETURNING ITEMS
All items have to be returned within the due date
otherwise a late fee of 25 cents will be charged per item per day.
The checked-out books could be extended for one more week and would be done so by telephone.
4. LOST BOOKS AND FINES
Lost books will be fined $50 on the top of the current price of the item.
5. LIBRARY USERS ETIQUETTE
i) Do not re-shelve library materials after use.
ii) Turn off cell-phones in the library.
iii) Food and drinks are not allowed.
Grace Mission University Online library http://library.gm.edu
Grace Mission University Online ebook List http://www.gm.edu/ebooks.html
Mutual Lending of Library Materials Agreement Library
The Biola University Library http://www.biola.edu/library/tools/catalog
Korean studies Information Service System http://kiss.kstudy.com
Member of Association of Librarians
Association of Christian Librarians http://www.acl.org