Textbooks on reserve are available at the Circulation Desk. Since textbooks are provided by the department or instructor, not all textbooks may be available.
Trying to find a textbook? Use our Reserve Textbook search.
Need help? Stop by the library or chat with a librarian!
The GCC Bookstore offers a variety of purchase and rental options for required textbooks, including less expensive online rentals through RedShelf.
Other textbook vendors include:
You can also compare purchase and rental options on CampusBooks, and read more about saving money on textbooks in College Info Geek's article "How to Find Cheap Textbooks and Save a Ton of Money This Semester."
Dual Enrollment students, contact the Welcome Center for information about how to get your textbooks.
If you cannot afford to purchase your required textbooks, additional assistance is available from GCC. The following programs provide support for textbooks:
The GCC Library continues to examine the required textbook list and purchase any titles that are available online through Library databases with multi-user access. To do this, we work from data provided by the Bookstore, so we ask faculty to consistently report their textbooks to the Bookstore.
We will contact faculty members whose required books are accessible online through the GCC Library.
Faculty, if you would like to investigate alternative texts you can use in your courses in the future (including open educational resources, readings in the public domain, and licensed library materials), please contact Caroline Hallam, OER & Electronic Resources Librarian, at email@example.com or go to OER & Textbook Affordability at GCC.
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 contacting Circulation in person at the Circulation Desk or by phone at x5586.
As of Spring 2020, faculty can request online reserves via the online form.
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