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Copyright Clearance Center – New & Improved

Faculty  – contact your  assigned library liaison for assistance with questions about using copyrighted materials in Blackboard, class handouts, or, in course packs. copyright symbolThere are legal ways to avoid having to create expensive-to-print course packs.

Acquaint yourself with the newest version of our Copyright Clearance Center‘s annual academic license – rebranded as RightFind! Connect on-campus via your IP connected computer, or, off-campus users can create a logon with your GRCC email address and any password you will remember. It’s now easier than ever to print out the CCC compliance information for your Blackboard Permissions folder, or for GRCC ePrint use.

Librarian help: verify citations; determine a copyright owner; set up a Course Reserve; and, permalink licensed library resources into Blackboard.   Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.


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Copyright Assistance Available

Faculty  – if you have copyright symbolquestions about using copyrighted materials in your courses, contact your  assigned library liaison  for assistance. There are many legal ways to avoid having to create expensive course packs.  Your librarian can help you with understanding how to use our Copyright Clearance Center Annual License; with verifying citations and determining a copyright holder; using Course Reserve; and, permalinking licensed library resources into Blackboard.   Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.

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Course Reserve – What’s That?

Course Reserves screen shot

College and university libraries provide a service not found in other types of libraries – Course Reserve.  Many resources can be legally accessed from within Blackboard, but not everything can be placed online.  When that occurs, your professor uses the LLC’s Course Reserve service.

Students may search [RaiderSearch Catalog]  to see what is on Course Reserve by [Course Number] or [Instructor’s Name]. Kevin Lyons, Course Reserve Supervisor, says most reserve items are for use in-the-library-only, so they are readily available to all students.  Lyons reports that “Students really appreciate having textbooks, especially, on Course Reserve.”

Several academic departments, including Criminal Justice, English, and Business, have been diligent on placing at least one copy of each textbook onto Course Reserve.

A limited Course Reserve selection is also available at the Lakeshore’s Midtown Campus.


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Library Hours Change

New Library & Learning Commons (LLC) Fall 2017 hours are:

  • Mon: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
  • Tue: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
  • Wed: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
  • Thu: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
  • Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sun: CLOSED

Watch the LLC website for holiday and event (Exam Cram) hour changes. The LLC is closed on Sundays, so please plan ahead for your library needs.

Collections include: 74,000 print books; 150,000 e-books; millions of electronic articles from over 25,000 e-journals; thousands of full-length streaming videos; and, our new campus-wide license to the New York Times Online.  We are your source for access to: 60+ new desktop computers; laptops to checkou t; Course Reserves including many textbooks; study / group seating options; a Quiet Study room; a Meditation / Prayer room; whiteboards; charging stations; and much more.

Remember – librarians and staff want to help you with your library and research needs. Have a great semester!

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Need to borrow a textbook? Try Course Reserve

Course Reserve

Student assistant Neil Coney retrieves Course Reserves for a student.

Some instructors give the Library a copies of textbooks so students can use them in the Library for 2 hours.  Yes, these books have to stay in the library.

Course Reserve is a library service available at the LLC’s Circulation Desk; a smaller Reserve collection is shelved at Midtown at the Lakeshore.

Of course, students are expected to purchase/rent (and read) all required textbooks, but professors often place copies of textbooks, recommended readings, or videos onto Course Reserve.

The Psychology, Criminal Justice, English, Business Communications, and History Departments placed most of their textbooks onto Reserve. These books are also great for those times when you have unexpected study time, bCourse Reserve searchut your textbook is at home.

To see what is on Course Reserve, select [RaiderSearch Catalog] and choose the [More Searches] menu to search by course or professor’s name.

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