Hot Topics – Need Some Ideas?

Our NewsBank America’s News database provides Hot Topics – “an easier path to locating topics of interest related to current global issues, events and people for personal and course research.”  Hot Topics  automatically update as new matching articles are loaded into the database. They are updated monthly.   Take a look at Hot Topics – September 2020 – and  click here to logon into NewsBank America’s News.NewBank Hot Topics logo

For other news sources, see the News Subject Guide.  If you’re off-campus or using wireless, you may be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Now is the Time for All Good People” to Bring Books & Technology Back

Book dropIf you checked out GRCC Library or RaiderLoan / MeL materials due anytime this year, the due date was extended and materials were due Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  Any GRCC overdue fines have been waived.

Return library titles in the book drop outside the Library Lobby plaza entrance on Ransom Ave., or inside the Library during open hours. Technology materials  (laptops, hotspots, webcams, etc.) must be returned inside the Library.

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Fall 2020 Phase 4 Library Service Hours Announced

As of Monday, August 31, 2020:

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  • 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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Interim Library Service Hours Announced

The Library Circulation Desk is available for drop-offs and pickups of library materials, laptops, hot spots, headsets, webcams, etc.  Mondays – Thursdays,  8 am – 5 pm.  All other services remain virtual.

On-campus services:

  • Available to GRCC students, staff and faculty.
  • Social distancing and mask wearing are required.
  • Computers, copy machines, and study areas are not available; no access beyond the Circulation Desk.

The  Circulation Desk will be available for:

  • Drop-Off / Returns: All materials and technologies borrowed since Winter 2020, including RaiderLoan and MeL Interlibrary Loan titles.
  • Pickups / Check-Outs: GRCC Library titles (including Course Reserve textbooks) previously requested through the RaiderSearch Library Catalog or by phone (616-234-3872).
  • Technology Check-Outs: Laptops, hotspots, webcams, headsets for the Fall Semester, apply here: grcc.edu/laptoploan.

Reference Desk services will be virtual through Tuesday, Aug. 17, and will resume Monday, Aug. 31.

Document Delivery will continue to provide digital content virtually. MeL services are not yet available.

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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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