Library Renovation Update
The Library will be closed from May 12th through mid-August.
There will be some pre-renovation preparation taking place throughout the building in early May. Please pardon any disruption. We are committed to keeping the Library open for your use, but there will be noise in parts of the building as work continues throughout the project.
Please watch the Library’s webpage to stay up-to-date with specific information during the summer and throughout the 16 month renovation project. Stay up to date by following us on social media too.
There will be no access to the physical library building during the summer but library staff will still be available virtually to help you.
Our temporary location for the summer will be in the Curriculum Library in HAL beginning May 17th.
Visit us in person to return materials during our open hours Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4pm. We will also be available by phone 724-264-4729 or email email@example.com.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we update Buhl with new spaces that we think you're going to love!
Read Around the World this Summer
Have you ever heard of the Around the World Reading challenge? The idea is to read a book from a certain country or area around the world to experience books that you may have never heard of before or from countries you're not familiar with. For Jules Buono who created the challenge above it can be quite a challenge (hence the name!) to read a book from every country so if you're looking for something less challenging you could try reading a book from each continent. Here's one called Read Around the World.
If you want to try your hand at reading around the world this summer we have many fiction works from different countries to add to your list. Check out these titles below! To search for more, use HENRY and use the search terms: country name AND fiction. For example Japan AND fiction.
Finals De-Stress Activities in the Library
On study day stop in the library for free snacks, tea and de-stress activities like puzzles, coloring pages and coloring books.
If you're looking for a quick and relaxing study break with some neat online resources, check these out!
Test Your Library Knowledge
For something fun to end the semester, we're calling on all library lovers to test your knowledge of some of the world's most famous and well known libraries. Can you guess the six libraries below correctly from a picture of the inside or exterior of their buildings? Once you have your answer click on the yellow question mark to see if you're right. If you need a hint, click on the grey book icon in the bottom left corner.
PLEASE NOTE: We have a new smaller new book display located in our library lobby. Some of our newest titles will be featured here every month. You can still browse the rest of our newest titles and featured collections from the library online on the landing page for our online catalog, HENRY.
Click on the book titles for book descriptions.
Click on the book titles for descriptions and to access the eBook
May is Mental Health Month
Millions of Americans live with a mental illness and taking care of our mental health is important. This year the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is sharing the message of you are not alone. We have resources in our collection for you to learn more about the topic of mental health as well as a collection of first hand accounts of others living with a mental illness to share their stories and experiences. You can browse them below, NAMI is also sharing personal stories to let other know that they are not alone. You can read those here.
Don't forget about our campus resources like the Counseling Center and Peer Support at GCC.
Video Tutorials on Stream
Did you know the library has a Microsoft Stream channel filled with helpful tutorials on some of our most popular and asked about topics? From the research process to searching specific databases, this is a great resource to know about!
Senior Student Worker Spotlight
We have 3 senior student staff members who are graduating this semester. Meet Cole, Katheryn and Ellie! We would like to recognize and thank them for their hard work and dedication to serving the students, faculty and staff of GCC over the years. It has been a pleasure working with each of you and we wish you all the best as you move on to your careers nearby, across the state and across the country.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 724-264-4729 | Website: hbl.gcc.edu