Librarian Mike Klawitter recently curated a book display about the 1967 Race Riots in Detroit and Grand Rapids.
The 50th anniversary of these events causes Michiganders to ask ourselves what has or hasn’t changed, and why?
For a scholarly look at the Detroit riots, see Joe T. Darden’s 2013 book, Detroit: Race Riots, Racial Conflicts, and Efforts to Bridge the Racial Divide. (multiple user e-book)
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!
If you’re someone who enjoys a good tramp through the woods, across fields, or on a dune, then A Field Guide to the Natural Communities of Michigan is for you. Billed as the “essential guidebook to the natural communities of Michigan,” this book will help you understand the natural Michigan landscapes you encounter.
The e-book is available for an unlimited number of simultaneous GRCC users online, and can also be downloaded for 21 days – which will work great when you want to take it on a hike. Plus we have a print copy. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number if you are off-campus or using wireless on campus. Take a look, and put on your walking boots!
Have you been yearning for a great new book to read? Take Thursday, September 18th as an opportunity to treat yourself to one! OverDrive, a large e-book distributor, has declared it to be the first-ever International Read an E-Book Day. Did you know that the GRCC Library licenses over 120,000 e-books currently? Many can be downloaded to hand-held devices, and all are available for reading on any internet-connected PC. So take advantage of this day and help us celebrate reading as it is in the modern world!