About the Library
The John F. Prince Library and Media Center is in the center of campus, just east of the central mall, south of High Tech Center 1. A drop box for library books is located along the circle drive on the east edge of campus, between the Music and Humanities buildings. The public entrances, including automated doors for disabled access, are on the east and west faces of the building behind the curved shade walls. The library website offers 24/7 "Ask-A-Librarian" live chat to assist students with research.
Circulation: (623) 845-3109 | Reference: (623) 845-3112
The GCCN Library & Media Services and Computer Commons, known as B or "Beshbito," is located in the center of the GCCN campus, south of the central parking lot. This building also houses the main Computer Commons and the North Technology Service Desk. Along with full library resources, students will find more than 50 computer workstations available here.
Circulation: (623) 888-7109 | Reference: (623) 888-7112
Building: (GCN B) "Beshbito" | Library Location on North Campus
|Books and CDs||28 days, one renewal|
|Non-book items (DVDs, etc.)||7 days, one renewal|
|Reserve Materials||2 hours, in-library use only|
|Laptop computers||4 hours, in-library use only|
|Students||20 items / 5 non-book items|
|Alumni||10 items / 3 non-book items|
|Community Borrowers||5 items / 3 non-book items|
Items on hold must be picked up within 10 days
|Students / Faculty / Staff||Unlimited holds|
|Alumni / Community Borrowers||5 holds|
28-day renewals are limited to ONE time only. Renew online, phone or in the library. Items on hold will not renew.
Items may be returned to any Maricopa County Community College District Library.
Late Fees and Fines
Overdue items are assumed lost. Late fines and fees are assessed as follows:
|Books and CDs||28 days past due, the borrower will be fined the cost of the item, plus a non-refundable $10.00 processing fee for each item.|
|Non-book items (DVDs, etc.)||14 days past due, the borrower will be fined the cost of the item, plus a non-refundable $10.00 processing fee for each item.|
Borrowers have 90 days from the assumed lost date to return overdue items and have the fine reversed. The $10.00 processing fee is not refundable, this fee will not be reversed. After 90 days, no fines or fees will be reversed. This includes previous payment for overdue items that are subsequently returned.
Reserves removed from the library are overdue/assumed lost. Borrowers will be charged a replacement cost fine, a non-refundable $10 processing fee per item and a non-refundable $10.00 a day fee (to a maximum of $70.00) per item. If the item is returned, the replacement cost fine may be waived. The $10.00 a day fee and the $10.00 processing fee will not be waived.
Fines and fees may be paid at the college's Cashier's Office or in your Student Center at My.Maricopa.edu. Unpaid fines and fees may prohibit students from checking out library materials, registering for classes or ordering transcripts, and may be sent to collections.
These Policies are found on the MCCCD Library Borrowing Guidelines approved by the Maricopa County Community College District’s Governing Board 9/11/2014
How Can We Help You?
- Get Help From a Librarian
- Find a Subject or Class Guide
- Cite Sources
- Take the Library Tutorial
- Library Handouts
- Frequently Asked Questions
Refer to the Borrowing Guidelines.
With Library buildings closed until further notice, textbooks held in the Library Reserve Collections are not accessible. Please work with your instructor. For anatomical models, calculators, and other materials held in your Library's Reserve Collection, please contact your instructor for assistance. Here is a link to the listing of reserve books the GCC Library has been able to locate online versions of https://guides.gccaz.edu/textbookreserves.
Reserve items are a separate collection of specific books and various media items that are set aside for a particular course and are available for students to use in the library. Items are placed on Reserve by the academic departments and/or individual instructors. They are available for 2 hours, library use only, and may be checked-out, with a current student ID, at the circulation desk. One Reserve item may be checked out at a time.
Books or copies of articles in periodicals not located in the library may often be obtained from other libraries. This service is free for most requests. Requests are normally filled in seven days from MCCD libraries, but allow a minimum of two weeks for requests outside of the district. The library does not request non-print or media materials. Setting up an interlibrary loan (ILL) account.
Faculty Library Resources
- Schedule Online Library Instruction
- Top Ten Things for Faculty
- Suggest a Purchase
- Interlibrary Loan
- Reserve Request Form
- Request the Book Bike
- Contacts for Library Services
Plug-and-Play Library Tutorials
The GCC Library has created a number of Plug-and-Play tutorials and more are on the way! These tutorials are highly interactive learning objects that are able to be uploaded into Canvas courses as graded assignments. So far these tutorials have focused on teaching students to avoid plagiarism and cite sources in APA and MLA citation. Take a look at this Plug-and-Play Tutorial page to see what has been created and learn how you can easily upload these tutorials into you Canvas courses!
Faculty Librarian Liaison Program
The Library Liaison Program is a new initiative at the library that will help faculty receive the personalized support and attention they need for their specific departmental needs. Each department will receive a personal librarian meant to help assist faculty in utilizing the resources and services of the library. To learn more, please visit the GCC Librarian Liaison page or contact Liaison lead Michelle Petry for questions about the Librarian Liaison Program.
Community & Visitor Services
Maricopa County residents 18 years old and older are eligible for Community Borrowing privileges at the MCCCD Libraries.
- Register for an MEID by using the Create Maricopa ID for Library Access page: https://admissions.maricopa.edu/CreateID
- Write down your MEID and alternate ID that is provided at the end of this registration.
- Please visit the GCC Enrollment Center to obtain an MEID without using a social security number.
- Visit the circulation counter at GCC Libraries.
- Provide proof of Maricopa County residency, your MEID and alternate ID #.
- Cards are free of charge and valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
Community Borrowing Privileges
Community Borrowers may borrow up to 5 items at one time
|Books & CDs||5||3|
|DVDs||3||1 week - 1 renewal|
Holds: 5 at one time
Reserves & Interlibrary Loans: Service not available
Magazines & Journals: In library use only
Computers/Internet Access: Service not available Use of the computers in the Computer Commons area is restricted to those who are enrolled in a course at GCC.