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The Meeter Center and Hekman Library

The Hekman Library, open 8 AM- 9 PM Mon-Thurs, 8 AM- 4:30 PM Friday, and 9-1 PM Saturday is one of West Michigan’s finest academic libraries with more than 700,000 books and non-circulating periodicals on open shelving.  The library currently subscribes to 2,745 periodicals with particularly strong holdings in religious studies, theology and history.  To access the library catalogue, go to  Participants should also be aware of the Meeter Center collection on Calvin, Calvinism and the Reformation, including its non-circulating monographs, essay volumes, theses and primary sources (about 5,000 works in all), its article database, its extensive microfiche and microfilm collection, and its rare book collection (c. 500 volumes).  For more on the Meeter Center and its collections, go to or contact the Meeter Center to request a copy of our most recent Research Guide.