The Dr. Charles F. Grabske, Sr. Library and Learning Resource Center – Independence Campus
The Charles F. Grabske, Sr. Library and Learning Resource Center is open 40 hours per week with evening hours available many times each month. It is staffed by a curriculum assistant with scheduled hours for librarian assistance. Check the libraries social media page https://www.facebook.com/GULibraries or www.gracelandlibraries.org for more information about upcoming events and sessions.
Grabske’s holdings focus primarily on medicine, science, and allied health, although nursing is its core collection. Grabske holdings include professional journals and periodicals, ready reference titles as well as monographs. Its electronic collection includes over 3,000 electronic journals in the health sciences with UpToDate, CINAHL with full text, the Cochrane Library, Ovid Total Access, Nursing Essentials and Science Direct College Edition. These databases facilitate the research of Graceland’s School of Nursing. Grabske also houses the historical archive of the nursing program.
Grabske Library is a full member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and a participating lender/borrower of Health Sciences Library Network of Kansas City, which is a consortium of 26 area cooperating medical libraries in Missouri and Kansas. Interlibrary loan is available to all students and faculty. Usually, it is free of charge. Most articles are electronically delivered throughout the network. A courier service also serves the entire Kansas City Health Sciences Library network, facilitating timely delivery of all print materials.
Multiple computers are available to students in the library and learning resource area. A computer lab is across the hall. Six individual study rooms are available for testing and group/individual study.
Public and Agency Libraries – Mid-Continent Public Library serves the metropolitan Kansas City area with 30 branch locations across three counties. The needs of students and faculty for general research are well-served by this large system with access to their extensive collection. Mid-Continent is an award-winning library system and one of the largest in the country.