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Library & Study Resources

Northpoint Library

2100 44th Street S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49519


Academic School Year Hours: 

Monday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Library Contact:

If you need assistance with matters related to the Library, contact Dr. Brian Lidbeck at

The purpose of the Northpoint Library is to provide students with academic resources to equip them to participate in the continuing work of Jesus.
Library hours are 9:00am to 9:00pm on school days and 9:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays. The library closes at 1:00pm on Fridays. It is closed on weekends and holidays. Library hours are typically extended during the week prior to final exams. Books may be checked out during business hours on Tuesdays (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Books are due on Tuesday of the following week.
Students may check out a maximum of three books at a time from the General Stacks. Reference books must remain in the Library at all times. All library users must sign a library fine schedule prior to checking out any books and agree to pay any fines incurred while using the library. For the complete Library Policy, please see pages 35-38 of the Student Handbook.

Other Libraries and Resources

Calvin College & Theological Seminary | Hekman Library

Check-out cards are available for $20 and include in-house computer access to databases and journals, as well as check-out privileges, etc. Click here for more information: Guest Card.


You can even access Calvin’s online journal database for free by visiting the Hekman Library, accessing their guest wifi, and navigating to the database section of the library’s website.

Cornerstone University | Miller Library

Cards can be purchased for $25, are good for one year, and allow you to check out up to five items at a time. Click here for more information: Guest Patron.

Grand Rapids Public Library

Kent District Library

Online Data Bases

Students have access to Northpoint’s periodical databases. Northpoint’s library subscribes to three periodical databases in EBSCOhost: Religion & Philosophy Collection™, New Testament Abstracts Online, and Old Testament Abstracts Online. These databases allow the person to search for journal articles and then save or print any articles he or she wish to use in research. Searches can be refined by date, language, publication type, etc. Search terms may also be refined so that only citations from scholarly peer reviewed articles are returned. Specific Scripture references may also be searched. These databases are accessible on the library website which is accessible through Populi. Go to Populi and click on the “Library” tab on the black bar. Follow “Links” to the data bases.

Online Periodical Databases


Access Northpoint's Online Periodical Database by signing into Populi and clicking on the links tab in your student profile EBSCO Host . 

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