Tag Archives: Federal Holidays

Upcoming Library Hours Changes (Interim and Summer Session)

Exam Week (April 23-27):

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 9:45 PM (April 23-26)
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM (April 27 – Commencement Day)

Interim Week (April 30-May 4):

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Summer Session (May 7-Aug. 17):

  • Monday – Thursday:  7:30 AM – 8:00 PM  (Faculty – information literacy instruction is available after 8:00 PM)
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM


  • Saturdays & Sunday (April 28 through September 2)
  • Monday May 28 Memorial Day
  • Wednesday July 4 Independence Day

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LLC Exam Week & Semester Break Hours

The Library and Learning Commons (LLC) hours during Exam Week & Semester Break are:

  • OPEN Mon. Dec. 11 – Thur. Dec. 14 7:30AM – 9:45PM
  • OPEN Fri. Dec. 15 7:30AM – 5:00PM
  • CLOSED WEEKENDS  Dec. 16 – Jan. 7
  • OPEN Mon. Dec. 18 – Fri. Dec. 22 8:00AM – 5:00PM (limited services)
  • CLOSED Dec. 23 – Jan. 2
  • OPEN Wed. Jan. 3 – Fri. Jan. 5 8:00AM – 5:00PM (limited services)

We re-open with regular library hours on Monday, January 8!


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Library Closed Labor Day Weekend

Since the College is closed over the Labor Day weekend, so is the Library & Learning Commons.  Plan your library time accordingly:Happy Labor Day

  • Thursday Aug. 31 – open 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
  • Friday Sept. 1 – open 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED: Saturday Sept. 2 – Monday Sept. 4.
  • Tuesday Sept. 5 – Reopen with Regular Library Hours at 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.

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Happy Columbus Day!

By Steevigh Cwayna
Library Acquisitions Specialist

I’ve created a playlist on the GRCC Library’s YouTube channel for students who want to know more about Christopher Columbus — who he was and why he has a federal holiday. I chose four videosthat explain his ideas and his struggle to get financing for his voyage.

The videos talk about the good and the bad; his discovering the Americas and how he treated the American Indians he met when he landed. I selected these videos to spotlight that the things we learned in grade school were not the whole story. When I viewed these clips, I was left wondering why we don’t teach our children the truth and if Columbus day should be a federal holiday. Some argue that it should not, and a few states (South Dakota, Hawaii and Alaska) do not celebrate Columbus Day at all.

If the videos have whetted your appetite, and for more information, the library has a number of materials available on Christopher Columbus.

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