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Library Services for Students

Library Mission

The mission of the Louis M. Detro Memorial Library is to support Great Lakes Christian College in its goal of preparing students to be servant-leaders in the church and world by facilitating the teaching, research, and lifelong learning of its students, faculty, alumni, and area congregations by assessing, anticipating, and providing essential resources, services, and instruction. 

Library Hours

During the School Year:

Monday:                                              9:00 a.m. –5:00 pm; 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday                                               7:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. ; 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday                                        7:45 a.m. –5:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Thursday                                             7:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. ; 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday                                                    9:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m.

Saturday                                              10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday                                                 Closed

 

During School Breaks and Summer

Monday – Friday                              9:00 a.m. –  3:00 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday                          Closed

 

The Library will be closed for official holidays, Chapel, small groups, meal times as well as other announced events.

Borrowing Privileges

Books:                                                                  28 days, 2 renewals

Periodicals:                                                         7 days, 2 renewals

Audio/Visual Materials:                                 3 days, 2 renewals

Equipment:                                                        24 hours, longer by permission of Director, no renewals

Reserve Materials:                                          2 hours, no renewals


Fines

General Circulation Books and Periodicals:                           $0.25/day

Reserve Materials:                                                                          $0.50/hour

Interlibrary Loan Books:                                                                                $0.50/day

Equipment:                                                                                        $0.50/hour

Audio/Visual Materials:                                                                 $0.50/day

Search for Books and Media

To search for books and media owned by the Library, search the online catalog by going to the Library’s website, then select “GLCC Library Catalog.”  Also in the catalog, if you click on the “My Library Info” link at the top right, then log in with your Student ID number found on your student ID card, you can see a list of your items checked out, fines, and you have the ability to renew your Library items online. 

MeLCat (InterLibrary Loan)

MeLCat allows users to borrow books, CDs, and movies from over 400 participating Michigan Libraries at no charge.  To search for an item not in our Library, go to the Library’s website, then select “MeLCat (Interlibrary Loan).”  When you find an item you would like to borrow, click the “Get this for me!” link and follow the instructions.  Items are delivered and returned at our Library and you will be notified of its arrival by an email to your GLCC email account.  You can also login to your MyMeL account on the MeL site to see the status of your loans as well as to renew your Interlibrary Loan items.

Michigan State University Libraries

GLCC Students are able to checkout books from the MSU Libraries.  To do so, visit the MSU Library and ask for a Community Card Application.  You will need to prove you live in Michigan in order to obtain the card (e.g., drivers license).  Once completed, you can check books for 14 days and audio/visual material for 7 days.  For more information go to http://www.lib.msu.edu/about/policy-lendingall.jsp#community.

Online Research Resources (Databases)

The Library subscribes to over 40 online research databases to which you have free access while you are a student at GLCC.  These databases may include full-text journal articles, materials from reference books, and full-text books.  For a complete list of the online resources available through our Library go to the Library’s website, then select the “Complete List of Research Resources (Databases)” link.  If you are off-campus, you can still access most of these resources by clicking on the "Off-Campus Access to MeL Databases" link. 

Contact Information

Library’s Website, http://www.glcc.edu/Academics/Library.aspx

Library Front Desk, (517) 321-0242, ext. 237

 

James Orme, Director of Library Services, (517) 321-0242, ext. 251, jorme@glcc.edu