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RaiderLoan Article Ordering Re-Opens!

Article Borrowing through RaiderLoan has re-opened! We’re doing our very best to obtain the digital articles you need, and get them delivered to your GRCC email. See the RaiderLoan Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan Subject Guide to place your article requests. Remember, if you need help finding great resources for your assignments, Ask-a-Librarian!

  • Borrowing books and videos through RaiderLoan and all MeL Michigan eLibrary borrowing is still suspended due to library closures. We’ll let you know as soon as you can start ordering those again.
  • If you currently have any interlibrary loan titles checked out, return them to us when the Library re-opens. Overdue fines from lending libraries will be waived.

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Overdues? No Worries! (UPDATED)

If you checked out GRCC Library materials due anytime this year, the due date has been extended (again) and materials are now due Tuesday August 18, 2020.  Any GRCC overdue fines have been waived.

If you checked out interlibrary-loaned books (from other MeL or RaiderLoan libraries),  the due dates are not GRCC’s to extend. When classes resume in person,  please return those items to us as soon as possible and any interlibrary loan overdue fines will be waived.

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But I needed that PRINT book!

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:

  1. Ask-A-Librarian to see if there are alternate resources that will fill your need and accomplish the same goal.VitalSource graphic
  2. Need a textbook? Check out VitalSource on our Virtual Services Subject Guide to see if your textbook is included.
  3. 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!Internet Archive logo

Librarians are working to help you be successful.  Stay in touch!

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RaiderLoan and MeL Interlibrary Loan Services Suspended

BecRaiderLoan image of books in a mail pouchause lending libraries are closed locally, in Michigan, and across the US, GRCC must suspend RaiderLoan Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan, including MeL requests until further notice.

If you borrowed interlibrary loan materials, please return them as soon as  GRCC’s campus reopens for in-person instruction.  Overdue fines from lending libraries will be waived.

If you need help identifying alternate college-appropriate resources that are available during this closure, please contact a GRCC Reference Librarian.

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You can BORROW a Book…

Students often ask how much it costs to use GRCC’s books – and we want you to know that it is FREE! Yes, you have access to our traditional AND online Book and  Media collections, as well as Databases chock-full of full-You Can Borrow a Book But You Get to Keep the Ideastext periodical articles. There is no additional cost to access these materials in the Library, check them out,  or  access then from afar.

And, if we don’t own what you are looking for, chances are really great that we can find it, borrow it for you, and have it delivered  FREE to GRCC.  We’ll even return it for you!

And –  you get to keep the ideas!

 

 

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