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Fall 2020 Phase 4 Library Service Hours Announced

As of Monday, August 31, 2020:

Library & Learning Commons Building H ours:technology

  • Mon-Thu: 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Friday: 8 AM – 12 noon
  • All students are required to swipe in with their RaiderCard.
  • Social distancing and mask wearing are required.

Circulation: drop-off / pickup of library materials, laptops, hot spots, headsets, & webcams.

  • Library materials (including Course Reserve textbooks) requested through the RaiderSearch Library Catalog or by phone (616-234-3872).
  • Technology Check-Outs: Laptops, apply here; hotspots, headsets, & webcams at the Circulation Desk.

Computers, RaiderCard accessible copy machines, and study tables are available; no access beyond the 1st Floor, except for students with Tutoring appointments or those taking classes in the Tutoring classroom.

Virtual Reference & Instruction Hours: See the Virtual Services Subject Guide for details.

  • Mon-Thu: 7:30 AM – 8 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 5 PM

Document Delivery  Interlibrary Loan services – in both print and digital formats – are available. Mel ordering will start again Sept. 8.


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Are you Financially Literate?

Financial Literacy Book Cover

It seems so simple. Just spend less than you earn. But it’s not, is it?

August 14th is National Financial Awareness Day  – so this week is a good time to remember that hole in your wallet or purse can be repaired. For help in doing just that, read our new eBook – Financial Literacy for Generation Z: A Practical Guide to Managing Your Financial Life.  Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number; since it’s a multiple reader license, everyone at GRCC can read it at the same time.

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Will You Be My Friend?

Peace finger symbolYou might be heartily sick of some family and friends by now, but, if you are lucky, you know they care. Imagine going through this pandemic without family and friends? Yikes!

That’s friendship on a very personal level, but there’s friendship on the global scale, and that’s what the International Day of Friendship is all about.  Celebrated on July 30, this UN initiative encourages the culture of peace as a set of values, attitudes and behaviors that reject violence, with the goal to prevent conflicts by addressing their root causes.

A big job for just one day this year, don’t you think?  To end this blog on a lighter note, take a peek at this 2017 NBC clip about two 5-year olds who understand friendship.





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Star Gazing in Michigan

Meteor CollageStart now to plan your (safe and socially-distant) star-gazing nights this summer. Find a place far from the city lights on a cloudless night.

  • Delta Aquarid Shower  produces about 20 meteors an hour from July 12 to Aug. 23, and peak July 28-29.  The meteors radiate from the constellation Aquarius and are best viewed after midnight and before dawn.
  • The Perseid Shower runs from July 17 through August 24, with the best viewing expected August 11-13. They can best be viewed from Dark Sky Preserves in Michigan State Parks.

Meteors look gorgeous shooting across the sky, but meteors and our planet have a history. Find out by watching Big History: Deadly Meteors. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.



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Freedom Fighter Nelson Mandela

Nelson MandelaSaturday, July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day, a global event celebrating the legacy of South Africa’s late president Nelson Mandela, symbol of racial harmony and peace. Mandela survived prison to fight for freedom and racial justice in South Africa. Learn more about him in this streaming video, Freedom Fighter. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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