Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library

Academic building

Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library was completed in 1972 and named for the Swedish diplomat, Count Folke Bernadotte. The College's library was originally in Old Main but was relocated in Commerce Hall in 1920. In 1948 Gustavus erected a new library, which was dedicated in 1950 to Count Folke Bernadotte, a Swedish diplomat from the royal family who had been assassinated by Israeli terrorists while mediating the partition of Palestine for the U.N. in 1948. Gustavus completed its current library in 1972, maintaining the Bernadotte name. It offers 1,250 individual study carrels, group study rooms, conference rooms, and the Maynard Hasselquist International Studies Reading Room. The library boasts more than 300,000 volumes, nearly 900 print periodical subscriptions, more than 17,000 electronic titles, and almost 350,000 government documents, as well as a Web-accessible catalog and campus-wide access to many full-text periodicals and databases.

Date Event
May 1 36 pm Books in Bloom Bernadotte Memorial Library
May 2 10 am to 4 pm Books in Bloom Bernadotte Memorial Library
May 3 11 am to 3 pm Books in Bloom Bernadotte Memorial Library