JOHN AND LOUISE HULST LIBRARY
Our mission is to help the Dordt learning community succeed. We do this by providing resources, spaces, technology, and expertise that enhance learning and teaching for kingdom service.
The Hulst Library is a centralized facility that houses a collection of 285,000 volumes, subscribes to nearly 300 journals, magazines, and newspapers, and has electronic access to another 58,500 titles. So you know you'll have access to the information you need all in one great location.
In addition, the library has DVDs, iPads, projectors, netbooks, recorders, camcorders, cameras, GPS devices, VCRs, DVD players, MP3 players, CD players, and other media equipment that you can check out.
Other unique items include over 4,000 sound recordings in the library's Listening Room, a significant collection of curriculum and children's literature materials in the Teaching Resource Center, and other specialized collections including the Dordt College Archives and the Dutch Memorial Collection.
The library is a great place to study. It's open nearly 90 hours per week during the academic year, and provides study space for more than 300 people.
The library is also a central campus location of computing resources for students. With a multimedia computer lab on the lower level and additional multimedia PCs scattered throughout the upper level, students can search the library's web-based catalog to locate books and articles, access the Internet, send email, instant message, compose papers, create presentations, watch DVDs, check Facebook, and listen to music.
On the upper level of the library there is also a PC-based multimedia production station capable of digitizing audio and video content. The library has a wireless network in place to accommodate students using their own laptops.