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Audiovisual Scheduling

Please contact Media Technologies (616.234.3830) or use the online request form to schedule a TV/VCR or other audio/visual device for classroom use.

Collection Development

Librarians encourage and appreciate GRCC student, faculty, and staff recommendations for books and journals to be added to the library collection. Send a message to your Liaison Librarian, call the Reference Desk (616.234.3868), or send an email with your recommendation. If we have your contact information, we'll notify you when the book arrives.


Distance Learning

Many library resources are available online and do not require physical presence on campus to access. Please send your access question to your Liaison Librarian, use the online form, or call the Reference Desk (616.234.3868) to speak to a librarian.

Embed a Librarian within your Blackboard Course

Librarians will provide information literacy instruction in your Blackboard course with at least 2-weeks notice. Librarians often participate in a discussion forum within Blackboard where students may get help research assignments. To request a librarian to work in your Blackboard, fill out an Information Literacy Request Form. Librarians will assist faculty new to adding links to copyrighted readings to their courses. Contact your Liaison Librarian.

Library Instruction & "Research Only" Reservations

Please fill out the appropriate request form to schedule information literacy / library instruction, or, to reserve space/seating for "research only" sessions:

Information Literacy sessions allow students to learn about library services and collections, and how to locate books, journals, and evaluate web sites. Contact Nan Schichtel (616.234.3868) with questions.

Library Liaison

One of the most important resources is a librarian designated to be a specialist for you and your department. You can find your liaison by department or by librarian. If you do not see your subject area listed, please contact Nan Schichtel (616.234.3082).


Interlibrary Loan extends a large array of resources to you and your students at no charge. You may generate your own interlibrary loans via MeLCat, by filling out the available form via RaiderLoan, or contact Kathy Schoen (616.234.3749). Document Delivery service is also available through RaiderLoan if the article you need is not available online and only available in print in the LLC.  Go here for more information on RaiderLoan.


Please contact Kevin Lyons (616.234.3188) to place library resources or personal materials on reserve for your students.

Routing Journals/Periodicals

There are a variety of ways that we can help you stay current in your field, including the routing of journals. Please contact Marcia Lee (616.234.3879) to be included on a routing list of your favorite journals and periodicals. Or, ask your Liaison Librarian for assistance in setting up journal alerts.