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Online library resources available from anywhere.

Virtual Services for Distance Education

GRCC librarians are still available to assist you even though the Library & Learning Commons (LLC) building is closed. Please use our Virtual Services (below) for research and to get help. We're answering questions via phone, chat, and email.  Like us on Facebook or read our blog for LLC news and tips on how to access services from afar.

GRCC Library OneSearch

Start your online research with GRCC Library OneSearch, which searches for online books, articles, and more.

GRCC Library OneSearch Help

This guide and video explains how to access OneSearch,  refine your results, and create citations.

Authenticating from an Off-Campus Location

When you select licensed resources from the Library website, a logon screen appears.  Type 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.

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Need an Online Textbook? Try VitalSource

Impacted by our recent campus shift to online learning due to COVID-19? You can access many (not all) etextbooksVitalSource textbooks graphic from participating publishers, available through May 25, 2020. 

Go to VitalSource and click to [Create a VitalSource Account] if you haven't already got one. Be sure to create your account using your GRCC email address.

Circulation Due Dates & Overdue Fines

​Overdues - no worries! If you checked out GRCC Library materials due anytime this semester, the due date has been extended and materials are now due Wednesday, April 29, 2020.  Any GRCC overdue fines have been waived.

RaiderLoan Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan Closed

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Advanced Research

For advanced research beyond OneSearch, try these links:

Reference Librarian Help

Virtual Student Lab Software

Virtual Student Lab allows students access to lab software includinglab software logos

  • SPSS Statistics
  • Maple
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Visio
  • QuickBooks
  • Adobe Acrobat DC

Follow these Knowledge Base Article instructions; for help accessing the Lab, call the Support Desk at 616-234-4357 or Submit a Service Request