Student Disability Services

Graceland University is committed to full compliance with the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As part of the implementation of this law, the university will continue to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities so that they can participate fully in the university’s educational programs and activities. Although Graceland is not required by law to change the fundamental nature or essential curricular components of its programs, the university will provide reasonable academic accommodations for qualifying individuals.

Students who qualify for accommodations are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Disability Services before classes start or as early as possible. The office will work with the course instructor and the student to arrange for reasonable accommodations. Students are required at their own expense to provide documentation verifying disability. All information for accommodations can be found here.


Graceland University Writing Center

Located in the Frederick Madison Smith Library, the Graceland University Writing Center provides a supportive, welcoming environment where students enrolled in all academic programs can work, together with trained tutors, on improving both general writing skills and specific writing assignments. Supported by writing tutors—experienced readers trained to assist at any stage of the writing process—students can learn to become effective writers.

The Graceland University Writing Center offers both face-to-face tutoring (for on-campus students) and online tutoring (for distance learners). Students are encouraged to schedule appointments by calling (641-784-5077), by visiting (FMS Library), by emailing ( or by clicking (My Graceland>Resources>Writing Center).

For additional information, student writers are invited to visit the Writing Center on My Graceland.


Library Services

Dr. Charles F. Grabske, Sr. Library, Independence Campus

The Library staff is known for providing a welcoming atmosphere for on-campus and online students.

Library Hours
Monday - Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday - Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
(816) 423-4706

Articles can be ordered if they are not owned by the Library. The Library belongs to a network of cooperating medical libraries nationwide to provide inter-library loan services to students and faculty.

Grabske Library offers:

  • An automated online card catalog to help you gain access to the books, journals and audio visual materials.
  • Online databases with full-text articles and journals in print
  • Reference assistance
  • Document delivery for inter-library loan
  • Online video tutorials for distance students
  • 562 Health-related journal titles in holdings
  • 2000 Electronic health-related journals in databases

Online databases:

  • UpToDate
  • CINAHL with full text
  • The Cochrane Library
  • Pub Med
  • OVID Total Access
  • Science Direct College Edition

Other library figures and facts:

  • Member of the National Libraries of Medicine and DOCLINE since 2001
  • Member of the Health Sciences Library Network of Kansas City
  • Have 4 library student computer workstations
  • Full-time reference librarian with AHIP credential from the Medical Library Association
  • Staff handles over 4000 article and reference requests from students, faculty and staff in any given year
  • The Library fills over 1000 article requests from member libraries in a year