Need a Textbook? Try VitalSource

If you lost access to a textbook due to our recent campus shift to online learning, VitalSource may be for you. You can access many (not all) etextbooksVitalSource graphic from participating publishers, available through May 25, 2020.

Go to VitalSource and click to [Create a VitalSource Account] if you haven’t already got one.  You may select up to 7 titles. Be sure to create your account using your GRCC email address.

Textbook publishers coming together and opening up free access to their content is unprecedented and heartwarming!

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RaiderLoan and MeL Interlibrary Loan Services Suspended

BecRaiderLoan image of books in a mail pouchause lending libraries are closed locally, in Michigan, and across the US, GRCC must suspend RaiderLoan Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan, including MeL requests until further notice.

If you borrowed interlibrary loan materials, please return them as soon as  GRCC’s campus reopens for in-person instruction.  Overdue fines from lending libraries will be waived.

If you need help identifying alternate college-appropriate resources that are available during this closure, please contact a GRCC Reference Librarian.

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Overdues? No Worries!

Due Date card with April 29 2020 dateIf you checked out GRCC Library materials due anytime this semester, the due date has been extended and materials are now due Wednesday, April 29, 2020.  Any GRCC overdue fines have been waived.

If you checked out interlibrary-loaned books (from other MeL or RaiderLoan libraries),  the due dates are not GRCC’s to extend. When classes resume in person,  please return those items to us as soon as possible and any interlibrary loan overdue fines will be waived.

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“Who ya gonna call?”…. GRCC Librarians!

We’re not Ghostbusters, but GRCC librarians continue to assist GRCC students and faculty. You can:Red phone ringing

Recent questions included asking how to use eBooks, tips for finding professional journal articles for an assignment, creating a search strategy and limiting to college-appropriate full-text online, how to cite in MLA (and APA), and more!

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English Department Spring Reading Program Canceled

In response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 health event, the Library & Learning Commons has canceled the English Department Spring Reading program scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020. We thank the English Department, specifically organizer Maryann Lesert, and readers Alyssa Jewell, Mike Miller, Nora Neill, Carly Plank, and, Michael Sikkema for their willingness to take part… and hope we can do this at a later date!

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