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Contact Info
(623) 845-3112 (Reference)
(623) 845-3109 (Circulation)

Phone Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 9pm.
Friday & Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Building Hours
Currently closed due to pandemic.

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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

Building: Library Media Center (LMC) | Map w/Room Numbers | Library Location on Main Campus

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

Your library account is your gateway to checking on your due dates, renewing items, placing holds, and searching content only available to GCC students. To log-in, use your MEID and the associated password. This is the same log-in credentials used to access "My Student Center" and Canvas.

Checkout period

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

Loan limits

Students 20 items / 5 non-book items
Faculty/Staff 20 items
Alumni 10 items / 3 non-book items
Community Borrowers 5 items / 3 non-book items

Holds

Items on hold must be picked up within 10 days

Students / Faculty / Staff Unlimited holds
Alumni / Community Borrowers 5 holds

Renewals

28-day renewals are limited to ONE time only. Renew online, phone or in the library. Items on hold will not renew.

Returns

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

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.

Important

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?

Borrowing Materials

Refer to the Borrowing Guidelines.

Reserves

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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.

Interlibrary Loan

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

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.

  1. Register for an MEID by using the Create Maricopa ID for Library Access page: https://admissions.maricopa.edu/CreateID
  2. Write down your MEID and alternate ID that is provided at the end of this registration.
  3. Please visit the GCC Enrollment Center to obtain an MEID without using a social security number.
  4. Visit the circulation counter at GCC Libraries.
  5. Provide proof of Maricopa County residency, your MEID and alternate ID #.
  6. 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

Materials Quantity Loan Period
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.