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Technology Checkouts Galore

Two students check out laptops at the Circulation Desk.

We’ve been busy checking out technology (laptops, hotspots, webcam, headsets) to students for the Winter semester!  Technology will be due back April 28.  Laptops are on a timer which will lock out/close at the end of the Winter semester, when IT will reimage and update them for Summer checkouts. 

There is no reservation system for the technology – it’s “first come, first served”.  A user agreement must be completed upon checkout and students must show a drivers license or state ID with photo.

Check out technology at the Library Circulation Desk!

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GRCC Tech Day

This isn’t Library news – but we wanted to be sure you knew about it.  GRCC’s Information Technology Department is hosting its annual Tech Day!Student with problems at computer

  • Wednesday, September 18th
  • Raider Grille
  • 10 am – 2 pm

Students, faculty, and staff  are encouraged to bring their personal electronic devices for FREE technical assistance! Technicians will be on hand to assist with:

  • Free computer diagnostics
  • Free and discounted software recommendations
  • Hardware recommendations
  • Assist with virus, Malware, adware, and spyware scans
  • New laptop recommendations
  • Software training
  • Assistance with Blackboard, campus login, campus wifi, Online Student Center, and email

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Faculty – Bring ’em on in!

Faculty – this is a great time of year to reserve library computer and study space for you and your students.  Here, Professor Andrew Lussky, met with students during his class session, while they found academic resources, deciphered those darn citations, and worked on their writing.  Use our online “Research Only” Space Request” if you would like to reserve space and computers in the LLC for your students.

If instead your students would benefit from Information Literacy instruction, use this form and we’ll assign a librarian to work with your students in our 30-laptop classroom.

Contact Nan Schichtel at 616-234-3082 with questions about either.

Professor Lussky's class in the LLC

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We’ve been busy!

The Library & Learning Commons has been extra busy – and we love it! In the last two weeks, librarians taught multiple classes simultaneously in the Library, in computer classrooms across campus, and at off-campus locations including: the Thompson Mtec; GVSU Meijer Campus; Midtown; Calvary Laketown; Rockford High School; and, Cedar Springs High School.

Faculty can schedule Information Literacy Instruction or reserve “Research Only” space in the Library using online forms found under the Faculty Resources link on the library webpage.

library users in November 2017

The Library is a great place for faculty and students to meet and collaborate.


library users in November 2017

Computers and extra seating in the NW corner of the Library’s 1st floor can be reserved for research by faculty using the Research Only Space Request form. http://www.grcc.edu/librarylearningcommons/forms/researchonlylibraryspacerequestform

library users in November 2017

The Reference Librarian on desk duty (here it’s Sophia Brewer) assists researchers with any and all topics students approach us with. We also serve a lot of Ferris State University students taking classes in the ATC.

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Library Offers GRCC Student Laptops for Free 4-hour Checkout

Laptops Checked out at Library Circulation DeskThe Library & Learning Commons has 6 laptops available for GRCC students to checkout out free from the Library Circulation Desk.  All laptops work anywhere on campus and can be checked out for 4-hour periods.  This is great for taking notes in class, working on assignments, or studying in groups.  Each laptop comes with a mouse, power adapter, and computer bag.  A second location (Automated Kiosk) with 12 laptops is located in the Student Center (3rd floor by Advising), also with 4-hour checkouts.  Laptops must be used on campus and late fees apply.  Be sure to bring your RaiderCard (GRCC Student ID).

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