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Faculty Services

Accessing Library Materials

 Reference librarians and our Staff offer help using library resources and locating materials. If you have any questions, please contact us through our chat or email (


Borrowing privilegesFaculty may obtain a library card by filling out an application and presenting a valid ID at the Circulation Desk. General circulating items are due at the end of each semester or intersession, but are subject to recall by other users. Faculty may check out reference books overnight and should make such requests at the reference desk.



Request Kanopy License form

Access the Library in Canvas

Faculty Holds

Faculty may call the circulation desk to have a specific item held for them. If the item is available, the faculty member will be notified and it may picked up at the circulation desk.

Collection Development - Purchase Requests

Library collection and purchasing suggestions: We encourage faculty members to make recommendations for library acquisitions. These requests can be made at the reference desk, by contacting your liaison librarian, or by filling out a Library Materials Purchase Request form online.

 New tenure-track faculty may request a one-time grant from the New Faculty Fund.

This “grant” is intended to help remedy any collection inadequacies related to your field or to courses you will be teaching. 

Contact your liaison.


Physical Reserves

Faculty may place library or personal materials on reserve for students. To ensure that the maximum number of students can obtain access, we recommend that reserves have a check out period of 2 hours and be in-library use only. However, overnight and 3-day check out periods are also available.

Please submit your request at least one week prior to the date needed by filling out the Reserves Request Form and bringing your textbooks in person at the Circulation Desk. Need help? Contact the Circulation Desk by phone at x5586.

Electronic Reserves

Electronic reserves will be offered through Alma Digital and our subscription databases beginning January 8, 2024. Please use OneSearch to locate ebooks and contact your liaison librarian for assistance and additional information.

For more information on how to request electronic reserves please contact

Institute Day 2022 Program

Friday, September 9, 2022 from 10:45am-11:45 am PDT via Zoom

Check Us Out: Library Resources and Support for Your Course  

with Becka Cooling & Aisha Conner-Gaten 


Did you know that students who use the library have higher academic success than those who do not (ACRL 2017)? Join Librarians Aisha Conner-Gaten and Becka Cooling as we share best practices for integrating the library into your courses. We will review library services and resources and provide space for an active discussion on information competency at GCC. Ask some questions and get some answers for the coming year.

Institute Day 2021 Program

Friday, September 10, 2021 from 11am - 12pm PDT via Zoom

Services for Success: Using Your Library Online 

with Aisha Conner-Gaten & Caroline Hallam


Although the library building remains closed, the library is online with a new website and ready to help! This session is for all faculty finding and using library services and resources in their courses, whether you’ve been here 1 year or 10.  Come learn about how online research help services and information competency instruction available through Zoom, text, and online chat can support students’ success in your courses. We will also show you our new website, options for using course reserves with Leganto, Films on Demand (a new database of videos), our brand new Zoom workshops for students, and introduce contextualized instruction for specific research assignments! 

Institute Day 2020 Program 

Friday, September 11, 2020 from 10am-11am PDT via Zoom

Pandemic-Ready Library: Remote Services at GCC 

with Becka Cooling & Caroline Hallam

Description: Although the physical library is closed, librarians and library staff are here to support your students during remote learning! Whether you have been teaching at GCC for many years and want a refresher on library resources and services, or you are a new faculty member who is looking for an introduction, this session is for you.

Come learn about the research help services and information competency instruction librarians are providing online and remotely. We will also introduce a newly acquired database, Social Explorer, and our new reserves system, Leganto, which allows you to embed ebooks and articles from OneSearch into Canvas.

Welcome Week 2023

Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 3-4pm PDT via Zoom

Welcome to the Library: Incorporating Library Resources for Every Division

with Aisha Conner-Gaten 

Description: Aisha Conner-Gaten shares ways to incorporate library resources for every division at GCC. This presentation outlines incorporating open educational resources and low textbook options into courses, finding and using library ebooks for courses, remote research help options, and contextualized instruction for research assignments.

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