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Glendale Community College Library Updates

How to Check Out Print Books from the GCC Library

The library is circulating books to currently enrolled students, staff, and faculty in a safe, contactless manner. Please note that we are only offering this service for books from the Verdugo Library. 

How it Works:

  • Place a request for a library book using OneSearch. See instructions below.

  • You will receive an email (to your GCC email address) from the Library Circ Desk within 3 business days. It will ask you to choose a date to pick up your book(s). Respond to the email to select the best date for you.
  • Pick up your book(s) on that date at the location specified in the email. Happy reading!


Other Things to Note:

  • The check-out length for print books is extended until the end of the semester.

  • For duration of remote learning, the library will not be charging for overdue items.
  • Students may request up to 3 books at a time; faculty and staff may request 6 books. Students may have a maximum of 10 books checked-out at a time; staff and faculty may have 30 books.
  • You may return books at the book-drop in front of the Verdugo Library at any time on or before the due date.

  • Some books from the Verdugo Library are not able to be borrowed, including those on Library Reserve, or in the Reference or Research Help collections. Books marked "Unavailable" are not able to be borrowed.
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to offer this service to alumni, retiree, or reciprocal borrowers at this time.

Placing a Request in OneSearch

  1. Start at the GCC Library's OneSearch page.
  2. Click Sign in.

3. Enter your Canvas username and password.

Sign in page

4. When you are signed in, your name will appear in the top right corner.

5. When you have found a book you would like to borrow, select Request. 

Shows the Request button

6. Fill out the Request form (optional), or just click Send Request.

7. This message will appear after you have submitted the request.

8. An email will be sent to the email address you provided within 3 business days with instructions for the next steps.

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