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Library’s Exam Cram runs Dec. 3-9

Exam Cram will run from Dec. 3 to 9 at the GRCC library!

You’ll be fueled by free snacks in spaces set aside for quiet and group study.  You can also take a crafting break and learn to weave from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 5.

Meditation sessions will be held in room 206 from:

  • Noon to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 3.
  • 10-10:30 a.m. Dec. 5.
  • 10:30-11 a.m. Dec. 6.

On Dec. 8 and 9, the library will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with drop-in tutoring sessions for some subjects.

You can also ask to have your library fines waived during this time!

Library to adjust hours for holiday break

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.

Learning Center open house prizes available for pickup at circulation desk

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:

  • Katherine Cussimanio
  • Yaylin Lopez
  • Olivia Kunnen
  • Elizabeth Hamilton
  • Ray Nielson
  • Yahntea Weaver
  • Sylvia Parham
  • Maria Hurtado
  • Olive Uwahoro
  • Jonah Craker
  • Chandler Michalsky
  • Ben Ferrell
  • Asadullah Ali

Learning Center hosts open house on Nov. 13

Free food, music and prizes will be part of the Learning Center’s open house on Nov. 13.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., visit the different departments housed in the Learning Center and learn about the services they provide:

GRCC library also lends cellphone chargers, headphones, graphing calculators

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.
  • Cellphone chargers.
  • USB battery packs.
  • Headphones.
  • 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 expands laptop vending machine program

The laptop vending machine at Tassell M-TEC.
The laptop vending machine at Tassell M-TEC.

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.

The Grand Rapids Community College Foundation provided funding to purchase the additional equipment.

“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.

A student uses her RaiderCard to check out a laptop from the library circulation desk.You can also borrow laptops from the GRCC library’s circulation desk.

If you need use of a computer for more than four hours, head to one of our computer labs:

  • ATC Tutorial and Open Computer Lab, room 215 in the ATC, is open 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturdays.
  • Sneden Computer Lab, room 215, is open 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 7:30 a.m. to noon Fridays.