GRCC’s library will maintain its regular hours — — 7:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays — through Dec. 14. Starting Dec. 15, the library will be closed on Saturdays.
It will close from Dec. 22 to Jan. 1 for the holiday break. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 2 to 4.
Starting Jan. 7, the library will resume its regular hours: 7:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
The Learning Center’s open house on Tuesday was a tremendous success. Students, faculty and staff enjoyed refreshments while visiting the departments in the building: the library, Academic Support and Tutoring Services, the Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, and Media Technologies.
Those who won prizes — see the list below — may pick them up from the library circulation desk:
If you’re on campus and forgot some “essential something,” the GRCC library has got your back!
The library has on hand for lending:
Laptops for on-campus use.
USB battery packs.
A student supply kit (scissors, pens, notecards, etc.).
Markers to use on the library’s whiteboards.,
TI-84 graphing calculators.
These items are in addition to the books, video and textbooks typically found on Course Reserve. Just call the library’s circulation and Course Reserve desk at (616) 234-3872 to see if the item you need is in stock for lending.
GRCC is expanding the number of campus laptop vending machines, making the free technology resource available to more students.
In a pilot program last year, GRCC installed a machine that dispenses laptops for up to four hours of use without charge in the Student Community Center’s counseling area. More than 500 students checked out laptops, logging about 660 hours of use.
A vending machine remains in the counseling area. Two machines have been added:
On level G2 of the Main Building — 12 laptops available.
At Tassell M-TEC — six laptops available.
By the Counseling and Career Center — six laptops available.
“We want to remove barriers to success, and not every student has access to computers at home,” President Bill Pink said. “The laptop vending machines are one way we can eliminate barriers and ensure all students have access to resources they need.”
To use the vending machines, you enter your last name on the touchscreen and then swipe your RaiderCard. You can use them for four hours. When you’re finished with your work, insert the laptop back into the machine, where any information left on it is wiped clean and its batteries are charged for the next user.