Facility and Staff

The Hoffman Family Library, located in Goodwin College’s main campus building, is designed to provide support for all student, faculty and curricular needs. The library is open seven days a week, with regular hours posted on the website and extended hours during exam weeks. The library is open to members of the Goodwin College community only, and is not open to the public.

To address individual study and research needs, there are computer workstations, laptops available for in-house use, and wi-fi throughout. The library offers leisure seating, study carrels, research tables, group study rooms, a computer classroom, a collaboration station, book stacks and an area for periodicals. 

Professional librarians and library support staff provide assistance whenever the library is open. The librarians also offer remote, real-time reference assistance through our website's chat feature and via text message. Librarians are actively engaged in teaching information literacy and research skills, and communicate and collaborate with faculty and students in every department through the library liaison program. Librarians also assist and train students with locating, retrieving and evaluating information, work with instructors to develop specialized lectures, assist with the use of information management tools, link library resources to the course by creating subject-specific research guides, and work with faculty to identify and recommend new library materials and resources for the collection.

The library is an open and welcoming place for all members of the Goodwin College community.