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Library Services (LLC): Circulation

Help finding things in GRCC's Library & Learning Commons

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Renewing Items Online

If you have library materials owned by GRCC, you may be able to renew them beyond the due date yourself!

  1. Connect to RaiderSearch Catalog.
  2. Logon (top right corner) using your last name and 7-digit Raider number.
  3. Follow the screen prompts to renew all titles, or just the ones you mark.  Note the new due date - and you're done!
  4. If you have any problems or questions about renewing, call LLC Circulation at 616-234-3872.

If you have an interlibrary loan item that you wish to renew, please contact the RaiderLoan office at 616-234-3749.  We cannot automatically renew those for you since the materials belong to another library - but we can ask if a renewal is available.

Renew RaiderSearch Catalog

Authenticating from an Off-Campus Location

When you select licensed resources from the Library website, a logon screen will appear.  Type in your last name and 7-digit Raider number - and you're "good to go."  If your name - Raider # combination does not work, contact the Library Circulation Desk at 616-234-3872.

 Raider Logon

Dewey Decimal System Call Numbers

RaiderSearch Catalog: will identify the location and/or call numbers of materials owned or licensed by GRCC's Library & Learning Commons.  Both traditional print and electronic resources are found in RaiderSearch Catalog. E-books, e-periodicals, and streaming media won't have assigned call numbers, but RaiderSearch will provide a link to the web-based resource. 

GRCC arranges its nonfiction collections using Dewey Decimal System (DDS) call numbers, the same system used by most public and school libraries.  DDS categories are:

  • 000s-General (including computers)
  • 100s-Philosophy and Psychology
  • 200s-Religion
  • 300s-Social Sciences
  • 400s-Languages
  • 500s-Math & Natural Sciences
  • 600s-Technology (Applied Sciences)
  • 700s-Arts & Recreation
  • 800s-Literature
  • 900s-History & Geography

Library Fines & Student Holds

Please return your borrowed materials on time.  See Renewing Titles Online or call Circulation to avoid overdue fines.

Holds:  At the end of each semester, Online Center holds are placed onto students with overdue materials.  This blocks student’s from getting official transcripts. 


  • 25 cents per hour for Course Reserve materials
  • 25 cents per day for GRCC Library books and audio visual materials
  • 50 cents per day for books and audio visual materials borrowed from other Libraries
  • If more than $10 in fines are accrued, a student will be unable to check out any materials (including laptops, reserve textbooks, headphones, etc.). 

Community and Non-Student Library Patrons

We are a Community College Library and with that community members and non-students with a Drivers License, State ID, High School ID or Library Card from a public library in Michigan are welcome to use our collection.  With a Public Library Card we can check out materials to you as a Visiting patron.  We can also give you a guest library card.  You will then be able to check out books and audio visual materials for three weeks.  Computer usage is only for GRCC and Ferris students and staff.  For a fee of $10.00 per semester non-students may have access to the computers on campus.  This fee is paid at the GRCC ATC Computer Lab.  Any questions, please call Kevin at 616-234-3189 or the Reference Desk at 616-234-3868.