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New Library Streaming Video

Take a look at our new and improved Library & Learning Commons Streaming Video! Thanks to Media Services (Noah, Simon, Jim, and Jeremy) – “you did good!”

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Off campus services available at the library

By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian

If you’ve had me for any library class, you know I talk a lot about the probability of doing your homework at 3AM using the library and it’s true! Almost all of the services available at the library if you were on campus are also available to you off — even when the library is closed for the holidays! The only things you can’t do is check out a print book, print on campus, or pay your library fines.

So what can you do when you’re off campus? Lots!

  • You can search for books, videos, audio, and electronic materials through RaiderCat
    • Streaming video, audio, ebooks, and other online material are available 24/7 – regardless if classes are in session or not. You will be directed to login, using your RaiderCard number, via our proxy to access the materials off campus
  • Browse through over 150 databases for articles on just about every subject
    • Just like streaming audio, video, and ebooks you can access all of our databases and journals off campus logging in via the proxy with your RaiderCard number
  • Manage your library account by checking on requested items and renewing materials
  • Request materials through RaiderLoan and MeLCat [Remember you won’t be able to pick them until the library reopens!]
  • Are you new to GRCC or want a refresher tour of the library? You can take a one virtually!
  • Add us on variety of social networks to keep track of what we’re doing
  • If you ever have any questions on what you can and cannot when you’re at the library, we’ve  put together a fairly in depth FAQ
  • Check out the dozens and dozens of Subject Guides,  the librarian’s version of Wikipedia, on all subjects and areas of interest related to the library, the college, and Grand Rapids

Have a warm and happy holiday from all of us at GRCC Library!

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Welcome to GRCC Library!

By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian

Hard to believe it’s time for another fall semester!

Whether you’re a new student or a returning one, Grand Rapids Community College Library has loads of services to help make your semester a successful one.

Here is what you can do at GRCC Library:

  • The library’s hours and phone numbers are available on this blog and on the front page of http://grcc.edu/library
  • The library has 50 open lab computers available for student and staff use
  • If you brought your own laptop or mobile device, WiFi is available all throughout the building
  • Not only can you print from any of the open lab computers, you can also set up your laptop for wireless printing. which can be used anywhere on campus
    • Printing is $.10 per page for black and white, and $1 per page for color.
  • Your RaiderCard is your library card! It will allow you to pick up print jobs, check out materials, and access content off campus.
  • You can search for books, videos, audio, and electronic materials through RaiderCat
  • Browse through over 150 databases for articles on just about every subject
  • Manage your library account by checking on requested items and renewing materials
  • Request materials through RaiderLoan and MeLCat
  • You can email a librarian 24/7 if you need help. We will respond by the next business day.
  • Many classes take a tour of the library; you can do so virtually!
  • Did you know the library was on several different social networks? Now you can follow us everywhere!
  • If you ever have any questions on what you can and cannot do at the library, we’ve put together a fairly in depth FAQ.
  • We have dozens and dozens of Subject Guides,  the librarian’s version of Wikipedia, on all subjects and areas of interest related to the library, the college, and Grand Rapids.
  • For faculty, if you’re looking for your liaison librarian or how to request an information literacy session, we’ve got you covered.

Finally, you can access any of our content from anywhere in the world, as long as you know your RaiderCard number. If it’s 3 AM and you’re working on homework and need to search a database,  we’ve got your back!

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Library & Learning Commons Video Tour

By Nan Schichtel
Information Literacy & Outreach Librarian

Due to popular demand, we now offer a video tour of GRCC’s Library & Learning Commons!

Please take a look and learn more about library services and collections.  And, as always, contact a Reference Librarian at 616-234-3868 or via email  with any questions!

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Virtual tour of the Library!

By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian

The Grand Rapids Community College Library, in conjunction with Grand Rapids Community College Media Technologies, are pleased to announce the library’s new virtual tour!

Whether you’re new or returning to the college, there is always something new going on at the library. Check us out!

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