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RaiderLoan Planned Maintenance This Weekend

RaiderLoan Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan Service will be down for planned maintenance this weekend – Saturday Nov. 18 & Sunday Nov. 19.  If you need to place a RaiderLoan Request, please plan accordingly (aka – send in your requests today!)  Also, note that most libraries will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday, so requests will be arriving more slowly next week.

For questions, see the RaiderLoan Subject Guide, or,  call Kathy Schoen at 616-234-3749.


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Amnesty Week at the Library!

Have library fines?  Fear not!  During the week of Exam Cram (December 4th – 10th), the GRCC Library will waive your fines upon request.  Just come to the Circulation desk sometime during the week, ask to have your fines forgiven, and voila–they’ll be gone!  *Please note that this courtesy only applies to fines for overdue items that have been returned.

Don’t forget–FREE refreshments will be provided all week long, as well as expanded tutoring services and extended hours on the weekend prior to exams.

See you soon!

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GRCC seismometer records earthquakes in Iraq, Costa Rica

Earthquakes are devastating.  The College is lucky to have technological tools for students to learn about these recent quakes. If you’re as interested in earthquakes as we are, take a look at these books in the LLC Library.

GRCC Today

More than 300 people have died and thousands were injured in a magnitude 7.3 earthquake that struck along the border of Iraq and Iran Sunday night. The location of this earthquake is along a fault where two tectonic plates meet (the Arabian and Eurasian plates). Historically this region has sustained multiple large earthquakes, including a magnitude 7.4 in 1990 that caused over 40,000 fatalities and left more than 600,000 homeless. The GRCC seismometer recorded the Iraq-Iran earthquake as well as a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Costa Rica. For more information about this and other earthquakes, go to the United States Geological Survey’s comprehensive website.

A reading from a seismometer shows an Iraq earthquake registering at magnitude 7.3 and a Costa Rica earthquake at magnitude 6.5.


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LLC Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Library Hours for the Thanksgiving Holiday:

  • Monday Nov. 20 7:30am-9:45pm – full services all day
  • Tuesday Nov. 21 8am-5pm – limited services, no Reference
  • Wednesday – Sunday Nov. 22-26 CLOSED
  • Reopen Monday Nov. 27 at 7:30 am
Pumpkin Pie

Airman 1st Class Trisha K. McDonald brings out the pumpkin pie Nov. 18 during the Thanksgiving holiday meal prepared for North Dakota Air National Guardsmen of the 119th Wing at Fargo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)

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Exam Cram is coming!

As in years past, the GRCC Library will be holding an Exam Cram event the week prior to exams.  This event will be held during regular library hours during the week, and EXTENDED hours over the weekend (yes, even on Sunday)!  All students are encouraged to attend and take advantage of expanded tutoring services (limited subjects available), quiet and group-study, and FREE refreshments!

We look forward to seeing you!

Exam Cram graphic

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