Libraries are closed across the country, so access to print titles, most Course Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan is not possible. GRCC Librarians offer these alternatives:
- Ask-A-Librarian to see if there are alternate resources that will fill your need and accomplish the same goal.
- Need a textbook? Check out VitalSource on our Virtual Services Subject Guide to see if your textbook is included.
- If the book you need has an older copyright date, try out the FREE Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library project. It’s already helped GRCC students multiple times!
Librarians are working to help you be successful. Stay in touch!
Did you know that the Library & Learning Commons has a large – and growing – collection of textbooks used at GRCC? We have over 650 textbooks. While that doesn’t cover all classes, we have at least some texts from most departments – and all the textbooks for: English; Business; Criminal Justice; Math; Psychology; Social Studies; Geography; History; Political Science; English as a Second Language; Anthropology; Exercise Science; Wellness; and,Developmental Education courses.
Run a Course Reserves Search (found on the Library homepage) to see what’s on Reserve for classes you take (or teach!)
If you’re new to GRCC, be sure to get your RaiderCard loaded with value so it’s ready to use. In the Library, use it to check out library materials, course reserves, laptop computers, headphones, etc. – all free services, BTW. Use your RaiderCard to pay for printing / copying – not just in the Library but everywhere on campus. There are no coin-ops on any printers – you must use your RaiderCard.
Check out all the ways you can use your RaiderCard on-campus – or off-campus.
Add value to your RaiderCard using the machines founds in most GRCC buildings, or, online. (HINT: Tell your Mom, Dad, favorite aunt or uncle, etc. about how they can donate to your RaiderCard account as a Welcome to College gift!)
Do you have copyright questions? There are legal ways to avoid having to create expensive-for students-to-print course packs. Contact your assigned library liaison for assistance with questions about using copyrighted materials in Blackboard, class handouts, or in course packs.
Librarians can help you use RightFind Academic – Copyright Clearance Center‘s annual academic license. Be sure to create a logon while you are on-campus if you intend to use RightFind from off-campus. Librarians can help: verify citations; determine a copyright owner; set up a Course Reserve; or permalink licensed library resources into Blackboard. Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.
This week, classes start for the second 7-week term of the Summer. It’s good practice to check Course Reserve at the Library to see if there are any additional learning resources available to you. Faculty place copies of textbooks, videos, and additional course materials that cannot be legally loaded into Blackboard into Course Reserve. A search will tell you what’s available – by either the professor’s name or the course number.