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New MeL Database: NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus iconIf you’ve ever wondered what to read next, then NoveList Plus  might be for you!

NoveList Plus is the premier online database for reading recommendations. Helping readers of all ages find just the right book to read, this comprehensive source of popular and professional book information includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

While GRCC’s library is not big into fiction, (we have a small fiction leisure reading collection on the 2nd floor), we can get any book you’re interested in through MeLCat or RaiderLoan Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan – for free!

If you’re off-campus or using wireless, you may be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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Love to Read?

GRCC’s Library contains a great collection focused on resources for instructional use. But, if you’re like many of us, sometimes you just want to read something “fun.”  Did you know that you can request leisure reading titles to be delivered from MeLCat search for Aretha Frankling titleother Michigan libraries to GRCC for your use? For free?

Here’s how:

  1. Start at GRCC’s RaiderSearch Catalog and run a [Title] search for the book,  video, or CD  you want.
  2. If GRCC does not own the book, then click the [Search MelCat] icon which runs the same search in the statewide MeLCat Catalog.
  3. Select your title from the MeL screen and click [Get this for me] and follow the screen prompts. You’ll be asked to logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider Number.
  4. We’ll contact you when the title arrives from the lending library. When you’re done, drop it back at GRCC’s Library and we’ll return it!

It’s easy… free to GRCC… and, it will expand your reading options astronomically!

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September 18th is the First International Read an E-Book Day!

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!

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Good Reads for Spring Break

book-sunglasses-beach_h5281By Marcia Lee
Serials Specialist

With Spring Break coming up in a couple of weeks, the question is do you have books to read over vacation?  Whether you are headed out of state to a nice warm beach or planning on staying here in Michigan, staying out of the cold, both options are ideal opportunities to soak in some good books!

Perhaps you plan on using the break to focus on you or pick up a new hobby but need some more information on the “how to’s” of what you want to do?  If this is the case we have countless books on our shelves that can fulfill this void in your life and guide you through it!  If you’re looking for a quick fiction read the GRCC Library can help with that too!  We may have it here on our shelves, but if we don’t there’s no reason to fret, you can always order popular fiction titles through MeLCat or RaiderLoan!  Don’t wait until the last minute if you want to have those books in hand before break, order today! J

Need help narrowing down options?  Below you’ll find a list of possible choices for your vacation read!


“HOW TO’S”(informational) :


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