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GRCC Library Here For You (despite Building Hours change)

GRCC is transitioning more in-person classes to virtual formats to slow the spread of Covid-19. Beginning November 18, 2020, the GRCC Library building will be open by appointment-only for checkouts and returns of laptops, hotspots, and other technology.  Schedule appointments with Cynthia Browne (616-389-4881 or cynthiabrowne @ grcc.edu). We continue to offer Virtual Services. Use:

As services evolve, see Virtual Services for details.

We’re Here For You Video

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Need Technology?

Library staff member checks out technology to student during CovidIf you are a GRCC student who lacks the technology needed to be successful during these strange times,  your GRCC Library can help!  Students may pick-up and return loaner equipment at the Circulation Desk, from 8AM-5PM Monday-Thursday, and 8AM-12 noon  on Friday.  Student loaner technologies including:

 

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AccessScience Trial Available

Some departments are seeking long-term (post-COVID) access to additional college-appropriate e-resources, so GRCC’s Library initiated a time-sensitive TRIAL to the AccessScience database from McGraw-Hill. This trial runs through May 31, 2020.  Use this direct password-authenticated link, prompting users for last name and 7-digit Raider number, or look for the trial on the Research Databases A-Z page.  Please share these links with your students.
AccessScience
Let your librarian liaison know if this database has long-term use for you and your students.  A vendor Subject Guide describes database features.  If you are seeking other e-resources, please contact your liaison librarian.

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Microsoft Office 365 Available FREE

Are you upgrading your technology?  Did you know that you can do so much more affordably with your GRCC email address? Grand Rapids Community College, in partnership with Microsoft, is pleased to announce that GRCC students, faculty, and staff are eligible to receive a personal license for Microsoft Office 365. Office 365 is a collection of services that allows you to collaborate and share schoolwork. The service includes online versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote, plus a OneNote Class Notebook and 1TB of storage in OneDrive. This license is valid as long as you are a GRCC student or employee. See Microsoft Office 365  and select the [Student] or [Faculty] tab.

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Library Offers GRCC Student Laptops for Free 4-hour Checkout

Laptops Checked out at Library Circulation DeskThe Library & Learning Commons has 6 laptops available for GRCC students to checkout out free from the Library Circulation Desk.  All laptops work anywhere on campus and can be checked out for 4-hour periods.  This is great for taking notes in class, working on assignments, or studying in groups.  Each laptop comes with a mouse, power adapter, and computer bag.  A second location (Automated Kiosk) with 12 laptops is located in the Student Center (3rd floor by Advising), also with 4-hour checkouts.  Laptops must be used on campus and late fees apply.  Be sure to bring your RaiderCard (GRCC Student ID).

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